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Gladiators sign Samuelsson, Yoder

Tuesday, August 8th
Gladiators sign Samuelsson, Yoder

DULUTH, Ga. - The Atlanta Gladiators announced that the club has signed defenseman Adam Samuelsson and Zach Yoder to contracts for the 2023-24 season.

Samuelsson, 23, played one year of junior hockey with the Sudbury Wolves of the Ontario Hockey League in 2019-20 accumulating 17 points (3g-14a) and a +3 rating in 43 games. Following two seasons in Sweden, Samuelsson began his ECHL career this past year with the Tulsa Oilers. He recorded three points (0g-3a) in 21 games with Tulsa before being traded to the Fort Wayne Komets, then to the Newfoundland Growlers. In 40 games with Newfoundland, the White Plains, New York native recorded one assist to go along with a +10 rating. 

Adam's father, Ulf, is a two-time Stanley Cup winner, having played in the National Hockey League for 19 seasons.

Yoder, 28, returns for his third season with the Gladiators, producing 19 points (3g-16a) in 125 games playing both defense and forward.

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