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Jardine signs AHL deal with Marlies, assigned to Solar Bears

Wednesday, October 25th
Jardine signs AHL deal with Marlies, assigned to Solar Bears

Orlando also trades Shane Conacher to Adirondack Thunder

ORLANDO, Fla. – The Orlando Solar Bears have announced that defenseman Sam Jardine, who had previously agreed to terms with Orlando over the summer, has been signed to an American Hockey League contract by the Toronto Marlies and assigned to the Solar Bears.

Additionally, forward Shane Conacher, who had previously agreed to terms for the 2017-18 season with Orlando but subsequently signed an AHL contract with the Syracuse Crunch, has had his ECHL rights traded by Orlando to the Adirondack Thunder in exchange for future considerations.

Jardine, 24, had originally agreed to terms with Orlando on Aug. 15. The former sixth-round pick (#169 overall) of the Chicago Blackhawks in the 2011 NHL Entry Draft won the 2017 Kelly Cup championship with the Colorado Eagles in June with current Solar Bears players Darryl Bootland and Sean Zimmerman. The third-year pro has 25 points (9g-16a) and 125 penalty minutes in 119 career games.

Conacher, 23, played 25 regular season games for Orlando in 2016-17 while assigned by the Toronto Marlies, recording 11 points (2g-9a) and four penalty minutes. He has been held scoreless through two games with Syracuse this season.

The Solar Bears return to the ARS.com Rink at Amway Center to open their home schedule on Saturday, Oct. 28 vs. the Atlanta Gladiators at 7 p.m.

Fans can purchase BOGO tickets for Opening Weekend, presented by Coors Light, and get tickets for both Saturday, Oct. 28 and Sunday, Oct. 29 vs. Atlanta. Fans can take advantage of this special offer by visiting orlandosolarbearshockey.com/coors. Single-game tickets for the 2017-18 season are now on sale at the Amway Center box office and ticketmaster.com.

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.

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