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Solar Bears Sign Defenseman Chris Bradley to ATO

Wednesday, March 16th
Solar Bears Sign Defenseman Chris Bradley to ATO

March 16, 2016


Blueliner Recently Completed NCAA Career with RPI

Photo Credit: Sara Melikian / RPI Athletics

ORLANDO, Fla. – The Orlando Solar Bears, proud affiliate of the NHL’s Toronto Maple Leafs and AHL’s Toronto Marlies, have announced the signing of rookie defenseman Chris Bradley to an Amateur Try-Out Agreement.

Bradley, 22, joins the Solar Bears after wrapping up a four-year collegiate career with Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, where the defenseman played in a career-high 40 games this season, tallying eight points (2g-6a) and four penalty minutes while serving as team captain. In 145 career games for the Engineers, Bradley logged 35 points (9g-26a) and 22 penalty minutes.

Prior to playing at RPI, the 6-foot-2, 205-pound rearguard played two seasons of junior hockey with the Youngstown Phantoms of the United States Hockey League under current Solar Bears head coach Anthony Noreen. During his time with the Phantoms, the Williamsville, N.Y., native accumulated 33 points (10g-23a) and 20 penalty minutes in 113 games.

The Solar Bears continue their fourth season in the ECHL, presented by Auto Justice Attorney Michael T. Gibson, P.A., when they host the Adirondack Thunder for the first time at the Amway Center on Thursday, Mar. 17 at 7:00 p.m.

for the Solar Bears 2015-16 promotional and events calendar.

Single-game tickets for the 2015-16 season are on sale now and can be purchased for as little as $15 at the Amway Center Box Office or online at OrlandoSolarBearsHockey.com or Ticketmaster.com.

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 Amway Center, the 2012 Street and Smith's Sports Business Journal Sports Facility of the Year.

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/.

To read the Solar Bears Report to the Community, click here.


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