ORLANDO, Fla. – The Orlando Solar Bears have agreed to terms with rookie forward Trevor Olson for the 2018-19 season.
Olson, 24, made his professional debut during an eight-game stint with the South Carolina Stingrays at the conclusion of the 2017-18 season, tallying one assist and six penalty minutes. The 6-foot-2, 198-pound forward also completed his senior season at the University of North Dakota, where he posted 12 points (2g-10a) and 18 penalty minutes in 28 games while serving as an alternate captain.
“Trevor is a mature player who does a lot of the little things right, and that’s helped lead to championship success in his junior and college career,” Solar Bears head coach and general manager Drake Berehowsky said. “We like his size and his puck-handling abilities, and we think he’ll be a good fit in our locker room.”
In 121 career games with the Fighting Hawks program, Olson amassed 35 points (11g-24a) and 73 penalty minutes, while helping North Dakota win a national championship at the 2016 Frozen Four in Tampa.
“I’ve heard nothing but great things about the city of Orlando and the Solar Bears,” Olson said. “I’m excited to continue my hockey career within the system that Coach Berehowsky has set in place, and I look forward to helping the team win a Kelly Cup.”
Olson played junior hockey in the United States Hockey League for the Green Bay Gamblers and Sioux City Musketeers, posting totals of 71 points (26g-45a) and 111 penalty minutes in 91 career games, and won a Clark Cup championship with Green Bay in 2011-12.
2018-19 Offseason Headquarters:
Keep up with league deadlines and player signings throughout the summer with our 2018-19 Offseason Headquarters. Use this page to stay informed on all of the latest news regarding departing, returning and new players to join the Solar Bears for the upcoming season!
2018-19 Season Ticket Memberships:
Season Ticket Memberships for the seventh season of ECHL Orlando Solar Bears hockey are now on sale. Full and Half-Season memberships are both available, starting as low as $270. For more information, call (407) 951-8200 or visit orlandosolarbearshockey.com.
About the Orlando Solar Bears:
The puck drops on Saturday, Oct. 13 against the Atlanta Gladiators as the Orlando Solar Bears open the 2018-19 season, presented by XYMOPrint. The Solar Bears are the proud affiliate of the NHL’s Tampa Bay Lightning and members of the ECHL, the premier “AA” hockey league in North America. In six seasons of operation, the team has qualified for the Kelly Cup Playoffs four times. The Solar Bears are owned and operated by the Orlando Magic and the DeVos Family, and play at the ARS.com Rink at Amway Center, the 2012 Street and Smith’s Sports Business Journal Sports Facility of the Year.
Officially licensed Orlando Solar Bears replica team jerseys, apparel, and headwear can be purchased at orlandosolarbearshockey.com/shop.