Monday, October 13, 2008

Alabaman Jared Ross reaches the NHL

Ross had both geography and size against him, and he still made the NHL. Good for him.

Being the son of a NCAA coach helped I'm sure. He got into Saturday's Flyers game due to Steve Downie's knee injury.

PRINCETON, N.J. – Former Gwinnett Gladiators center Jared Ross became the 358th player to play in the National Hockey League after playing in the ECHL when he made his NHL debut with the Philadelphia Flyers in a 4-3 loss to the New York Rangers on Saturday.

Ross was both a former Gladiator and former Wolf. He's currently the only former Gladiator in the NHL, unless you count Mike Dunham, which is cheating. 'But Ross only played one game for the Gladiators,' you say. Yes, but if he hadn't been signed by the Gladiators, he never would have been picked up by the Wolves. The rest is history.

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