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KILLEEN ASSIGNED TO SOLAR BEARS

Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Sends Goaltender from Wheeling to Orlando

 

Orlando, FL - The Orlando Solar Bears announced today that G Patrick Killeen has been assigned from the Wheeling Nailers to the Solar Bears by the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins of the AHL (American Hockey League). He is expected to join the team in Gwinnett, where the team will begin a three-game road trip on Friday night.

Killeen (6'4", 215 lbs.) has played in 13 games for the Nailers this season, registering a 3-5-2-2 record, 3.25 GAA, and .880 save percentage. He split the Patrick Killeen 2011-12 season with Wheeling and Wilkes-Barre/Scranton, playing in five games for the Penguins with a 2.93 GAA and .871 save percentage to go along with a 2-2-0 record. With the Nailers that season, Killeen played 36 games with a 19-12-2-2 record, 2.69 GAA, and .893 save percentage. Since turning pro in 2010-11, Killeen has played 89 games in the ECHL with a 41-33-2-6 record, 2.85 GAA, and .895 save percentage. Killeen's AHL stats include seven games played with a 2-2-0 record, 3.16 GAA, and .862 save percentage. During his rookie season, Killeen was selected to the ECHL All-Star Team.

The Carp, Ontario, native played four seasons in the OHL (Ontario Hockey League), all for the Brampton Battalion, from 2006-2010. In his final season with Brampton in 2009-10, Killeen finished with a 2.42 GAA, .913 save percentage, and 23-25-13 record. That season, he was selected a Third Team OHL All-Star. In four years in the OHL, he compiled a 63-48-17 record with a 2.74 GAA and .902 save percentage.

Killeen was drafted in the sixth round, 180 overall, but the Pittsburgh Penguins in the 2008 NHL Entry Draft.

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