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Gladiators add Sakellaropoulos

Tuesday, August 9th
Action photo of Alex Sakellaropoulos

DULUTH, Ga. – The Atlanta Gladiators announced that the team has signed goaltender Alex Sakellaropoulos for the 2022-23 season. 

Sakellaropoulos appeared in 30 games with the Adirondack Thunder last season, posting a 10-17-1 record, 3.90 goals-against average and .881 save percentage. The 28-year-old made the most appearances of Adirondack's four netminders last season.

The Tinley Park, Illinois native was stellar in a short stint during the 2020-21 season with the Wichita Thunder when he appeared in six games and earned a .934 save percentage. Sakellaropoulos has made starts with seven ECHL teams, including the Quad City Mallards, Jacksonville Icemen, Worcester Railers, Norfolk Admirals, Rapid City Rush, Wichita and Adirondack. He also appeared in two American Hockey League games with the Springfield Thunderbirds in March of 2019 and recorded a 2.90 goals-against average with a .900 save percentage across the pair of contests. 

Prior to turning pro in 2017, Sakellaropoulos played four seasons at Union College. As a freshman in the 2013-14 season, he helped his club to the National Championship after earning a 4-2-2 record in the regular season to go along with a 2.40 goals-against average and a .903 save percentage. Sakellaropoulos amassed a record of 40-22-13 in college and finished at Union with a career 2.54 goals-against average and .914 save percentage. 

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