DULUTH, Ga. – The Atlanta Gladiators announced that the team has re-signed forward Eric Neiley for the 2022-23 season. Neiley returns for his fifth tour of duty in Atlanta.
Neiley posted 33 points (20g-13a) in 48 games last season with Atlanta. The Warminster, Pennsylvania native was apt to score in bunches and recorded five multi-goal games including a hat trick against the Jacksonville Icemen on April 9.
The 30-year-old has skated in 215 career games with the Gladiators across the 2015-16, 2016-17, 2019-20 and 2021-22 seasons. During his time in Atlanta, Neiley has accumulated 154 points (78g-76a) and ranks fourth in all-time Gladiators goals.
Neiley has also seen time with the Adirondack Thunder and the Jacksonville Icemen in the ECHL. From 2017-19, he played overseas with the Sheffield Steelers and Milton Keynes Lightning in the Elite Ice Hockey League. Immediately after finishing his four years at Dartmouth College, Neiley turned pro with the Providence Bruins of the American Hockey League at the tail end of the 2014-15 season.