1. Home
  2. News
  3. Solar Bears send Ben Danford’s rights to Gladiators

Solar Bears send Ben Danford’s rights to Gladiators

Thursday, June 8th
Solar Bears send Ben Danford’s rights to Gladiators

Orlando completes regular season transaction with Atlanta

ORLANDO, Fla. – The Orlando Solar Bears have announced that the club has traded the rights to defenseman Ben Danford to the Atlanta Gladiators. The deal completes the future considerations component of an earlier transaction with Atlanta on March 7, in which Orlando acquired forward Justin Buzzeo from the Gladiators in exchange for forward Alex Gacek.

Danford, 28, appeared in 51 regular season games for Orlando in 2016-17, and recorded 20 points (6g-14a) and 24 penalty minutes. He did not appear in any postseason contests for the Solar Bears.

The ECHL has announced that teams must complete all Future Consideration trades by 3 p.m. ET on June 13 and that teams must submit their Season-Ending Roster by 3 p.m. ET on June 15.

Season-Ending Rosters may include up to 20 players and cannot include any players who did not sign an ECHL contract in 2016-17.

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.

Full Season Ticket Memberships for the 2017-18 season are on sale now. Purchase an Orlando Solar Bears Full Season Ticket Membership for as little as $440 today! Click here or call (407) 951-8200 for more information.

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

Upcoming Home Games

Full Schedule
Savannah Ghost Pirates
Orlando Solar Bears
Saturday, October 26th
Savannah Ghost Pirates @ Orlando Solar Bears
Puck Drops:
7:00 PM EDT
Kia Center
Savannah Ghost Pirates
SAV Savannah Ghost Pirates
at
Orlando Solar Bears
ORL Orlando Solar Bears
Kia Center
Jacksonville Icemen
Orlando Solar Bears
Saturday, November 2nd
Jacksonville Icemen @ Orlando Solar Bears
Puck Drops:
7:00 PM EDT
Kia Center
Jacksonville Icemen
JAX Jacksonville Icemen
at
Orlando Solar Bears
ORL Orlando Solar Bears
Kia Center
Greenville Swamp Rabbits
Orlando Solar Bears
Sunday, November 3rd
Greenville Swamp Rabbits @ Orlando Solar Bears
Puck Drops:
3:00 PM EST
Kia Center
Greenville Swamp Rabbits
GVL Greenville Swamp Rabbits
at
Orlando Solar Bears
ORL Orlando Solar Bears
Kia Center

Latest News

More News
Alex Frye Returns To Solar Bears
Alex Frye Returns To Solar Bears
Solar Bears 2024-25 Home Opener is Oct. 26 vs. Savannah Ghost Pirates
Solar Bears 2024-25 Home Opener is Oct. 26 vs. Savannah Ghost Pirates
Solar Bears Host Open House on August 10 at Kia Center
Solar Bears Host Open House on August 10 at Kia Center

Get Hockey Updates

Sign up for our email newsletter to be the first to know about news and upcoming games!