The Prince George Cougars all-time leading goal scorer, Chase Witala, has signed a contract with the Atlanta Gladiators of the East Coast Hockey League (ECHL) for the 2017-18 season.

The 22-year-old notched 19 points (7G, 12A) in 46 games last season with the Orlando Solar Bears (ECHL).

The six-foot-tall local product racked up 239 points (120G, 119A) in 302 games over five seasons for his hometown Cougars.

“Looking over all my options this summer I felt Atlanta was the best fit for me to succeed as a player,” said Witala in a team news release.

Atlanta is the Double-A minor-league affiliate club of the Boston Bruins.