Gellert going back to where he was born: Italy

Doyle Woody,Adn Staff

Alex Gellert, who did a little of everything in his four seasons at UAA -- center, wing, defense -- has picked up his first pro job, and it's sending him back to where he was born: Milan, Italy. That news comes via

Gellert, who turns 24 next month, has signed with Milano Rossoblu in Serie A, and his connection to hockey in Milan stretches way back. Gellert's dad, Kim, who is a scout for the Buffalo Sabres, played 16 seasons in Italy -- five in Milan -- and was also head coach in Milan for five seasons.

In any event, sounds like a cool deal for Gellert. He gets to continue his hockey career, he gets to see the world and gets to return to his family roots. Nice.

Gellert in four seasons at UAA earned 12-28--40 totals in 132 games.

On another front, former Alaska Aces center Chris Langkow has re-upped with South Carolina. After starting the season with ECHL Reading last season, Langkow played most of the campaign for the South Carolina Stingrays, who are coached by former UAA forward Spencer Carbery. In 55 combined games last season, Langkow, who helped the Aces to the 2011 Kelly Cup as a rookie, racked 20-21--41 totals.