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Devils assign Johnson, Clermont to Orlando

Monday, March 2nd
Devils assign Johnson, Clermont to Orlando

Goaltender and forward Join Solar Bears

ORLANDO, Fla. - The Orlando Solar Bears, proud affiliate of the NHL's Toronto Maple Leafs and AHL's Toronto Marlies, announced that G Maxime Clermont and F Ben Johnson have been assigned to the team by the New Jersey Devils (NHL) from the Albany Devils (AHL). The Solar Bears host the Cincinnati Cyclones tomorrow, Tuesday, March 3, at 7:00 p.m. at the Amway Center.

Clermont (6-0, 200 lbs.) has played in 12 games for the Solar Bears this season, going 6-4-1 with a 3.63 GAA and .877 save percentage. He has appeared in six games with Albany, posting a 5-1-0 record with a 2.32 GAA and .906 save percentage. Clermont has played in 111 games during his ECHL career, collecting a 50-39-11 record with a 3.36 GAA and .893 save percentage.

Johnson (6-0, 195 lbs.) was drafted in the third round (#90 overall) by the New Jersey Devils in the 2012 NHL Draft. He joins the Solar Bears after skating in 25 games for Albany this season, scoring one goal and adding one assist. The rookie forward made his professional debut at the end of last season, earning one assist in five games with Albany. 

Prior to joining the professional ranks, Johnson played three seasons (2011-14) with the Windsor Spitfires (OHL), registering 128 points on 66 goals and 62 assists in 191 games. He finished third on Windsor in points (53) last season, behind Solar Bears forward Brady Vail. The Calumet, MI, native played four games for the U.S. National Team in 2010, posting four goals and one assist for five points. (Photo courtesy of the Albany Devils)

Full and Half Season tickets are on sale now for the 2014-15 All-Star Season. Call the Solar Bears at 407-951-8200 or visit OrlandoSolarBearsHockey.com for more information.

Orlando Solar Bears Single Game Tickets for the regular season are on sale now! Click here to purchase tickets.

The Orlando Solar Bears, the ECHL affiliate of the NHL's Toronto Maple Leafs and AHL's Toronto Marlies, play all of their home games at the 2012 Street and Smith's Sports Business Journal Sports Facility of the Year, the Amway Center.

Follow the Solar Bears at www.OrlandoSolarBearsHockey.comFacebook, and Twitter(@OrlandoHockey) for all the latest news and updates. Stay in touch with Shades on Instagram by following ShadestheSolarBear.

Group tickets are a great way to entertain employees, co-workers, clients, friends and family. For more information on discounted group tickets and a list of group benefits, call 407-951-8200 or visit www.orlandosolarbearshockey.com/groups.

Officially licensed Orlando Solar Bears replica team jerseys, apparel, and headwear can be purchased online at:   http://store.orlandosolarbearshockey.com/

Since beginning operations in November of 2011, the Solar Bears and their fans have helped raise over $1,000,000 for the Central Florida community. To read the Solar Bears Report to the Community, click here.

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