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OHL defenseman Jeff King joins Solar Bears

Friday, March 31st
OHL defenseman Jeff King joins Solar Bears

Orlando adds puck-moving blueliner | Photo credit: Sarnia Sting

NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. – The Orlando Solar Bears have announced the club has signed rookie defenseman Jeff King to a Standard Player Contract.

King, 21, begins his professional career after spending four seasons with the Sarnia Sting of the Ontario Hockey League. The 5-foot-11, 171-pound blueliner enjoyed a breakout campaign for Sarnia this season, leading all Sting defensemen in scoring with 56 points (14g-42a) and 76 penalty minutes in 66 games, all career-highs.

The St. Clair, Mich. native accumulated 131 points (26g-105a) and 174 penalty minutes in 250 career games with Sarnia, tied for the second-most games in Sting franchise history.

This move follows the release of rookie forward Michael Turner on Thursday and the placement of rookie defenseman Ben Danford on injured reserve retroactive to Wednesday. Turner, 21, racked up seven penalty minutes in four games with Orlando.

The Orlando Solar Bears continue their fifth season of ECHL hockey when they take on the South Carolina Stingrays tonight at 7:05 p.m. at the North Charleston Coliseum.

Join us as we make our drive for a spot in the 2017 Kelly Cup Playoffs at the Playoff Push Bear Crawl tonight starting at 6:30 p.m.! Both Harry Buffalo and Ferg’s Depot will feature a live stream of tonight’s game against the South Carolina Stingrays. The Bear Crawl will begin with registration at Harry Buffalo in Downtown Orlando at 6:30 p.m. Participants will also be able to enter into a raffle to win one of five specialty jerseys. For more information click here.

Fans can purchase club level tickets for all remaining Solar Bears home games for as little as $10, courtesy of Auto Justice Attorney Michael T. Gibson when they visit orlandosolarbearshockey.com/MTG.

Single-game tickets are now on sale at the Amway Center box office and ticketmaster.com. Full and half-season ticket plans are now available by visiting OrlandoSolarBearsHockey.com.

The Solar Bears mobile app, presented by BB&T, gives Solar Bears fans everything they need right in their pocket. The app is also home to the brand-new Loyalty & Rewards Program, which provides Solar Bears fans with opportunities to accumulate points and redeem them for exclusive prizes. The app is FREE and available for both iOS and Android devices.

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

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

Season tickets, Corporate Flex vouchers, and Group tickets are a great way to entertain employees, co-workers, clients, friends and family. For more information on all of the Solar Bears ticket packages, call (407) 951-8200 or visit orlandosolarbearshockey.com/groups.

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

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