Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Grizzlies Trade Ex Viper Forward Skirving To Atlanta:

The East Coast Hockey League Utah Grizzlies have traded former Vernon Vipers forward Todd Skirving to the Atlanta Gladiators.

Skirving spent the previous four years at Rochester Institute Of Technology (RIT) before signing his first professional contract with the East Coast Hockey League Orlando Solar Bears August 3rd 2017.

Skirving was invited to the American Hockey League Toronto Marlies training camp in September, was released from camp before returning to Orlando.  In 19 games this season with with the Solar Bears Skirving had (5-goals-4-assists-9-points). Orlando traded Skirving to Utah January 29th 2018. In 6 games with the Grizzlies, Skirving picked up (1-goal-1-assist-2points).

Skirving was recruited by the Vipers played just half a season in Vernon (2010-11) before being traded. The Prince George Spruce Kings traded Ryan Renz to Vernon January 10th 2011 for Todd Skirving & future considerations. In 34 regular season games with the Vipers Skirving collected (4-goals-5-assists-9-points).

Todd Skirving's Player Profile:

This was in the AXS Contributor newspaper:

Gladiators acquire Skirving from the Utah Grizzlies

By: Jeremy Freeborn AXS Contributor

Feb 19, 2018 

The Atlanta Gladiators have acquired forward Todd Skirving in a trade with the Utah Grizzlies. The Gladiators become the third team this season that Skirving has played for as he also was a member of the ECHL's Orlando Solar Bears.
In a deal that was made on Tuesday, the Gladiators acquired Skirving for future considerations. In 25 games this season prior to joining the Gladiators, Skirving has six goals and five assists for 11 points in 25 games. He has 21 penalty minutes and is a -13. Of the 25 games in the ECHL he played this season, 19 came with the Solar Bears and six came with the Grizzlies. 

At 25 years of age, this was also the second time this season that Skirving was traded for future considerations. He was dealt from Orlando to Utah on Jan. 29. 

Prior to playing in the ECHL this season, Skirving played four seasons with the Rochester Institute of Technology, two seasons with the Sioux Falls Stampede of the United States Hockey League and one season in the British Columbia Hockey League where he played for the Vernon Vipers and Prince George Spruce Kings. While with the Stampede, he was team captain. 

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