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Solar Bears acquire, sign Christophe Lalancette

Tuesday, September 25th
Solar Bears acquire, sign Christophe Lalancette

ORLANDO, Fla. – The Orlando Solar Bears agreed to terms with forward Christophe Lalancette after acquiring his rights from the Tulsa Oilers in exchange for forward Kyle Rankin.

Lalancette, 24, played in 15 games for Tulsa during an injury-shortened season, logging five assists and two penalty minutes. In 147 career pro games, all with the Oilers, the 6-foot, 190-pound forward has produced 74 points (23g-51a) and 72 penalty minutes.

Prior to turning pro, the Quebec City, Quebec native played major junior hockey for the Drummondville Voltigeurs and Acadie-Bathurst Titan of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League, recording 190 points (61g-129a) and 126 penalty minutes in 237 games.

Lalancette was a fourth-round selection (#109 overall) of the San Jose Sharks in the 2012 NHL Entry Draft.

Rankin, 25, recorded eight points (2g-6a) and 51 penalty minutes in 59 games with Orlando during the 2017-18 season.

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!

Lightning Preseason Tickets Now on Sale:

NHL hockey returns to Orlando this fall when the Tampa Bay Lightning face off against the Florida Panthers at the Amway Center in a preseason clash on Thursday, Sept. 27 at 7 p.m. Get your tickets now – visit the Amway Center box office or visit orlandosolarbearshockey.com/lightning.

2018-19 Single-Game Tickets Now on Sale:

Single-game tickets for the Orlando Solar Bears 2018-19 regular season home schedule are now on sale. Fans can purchase single-game tickets for as little as $15 at the Amway Center box office, or online at Ticketmaster.com.

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 on the Orlando Solar Bears 2018-19 season, presented by XYMOPrint. Solar Bears are members of the ECHL, the premier “AA” hockey league in North America, and have qualified for the Kelly Cup Playoffs in four of six seasons. 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.

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