1. Home
  2. News
  3. Solar Bears gain Ryan Obuchowski in trade with Toledo

Solar Bears gain Ryan Obuchowski in trade with Toledo

Thursday, June 13th
Solar Bears gain Ryan Obuchowski in trade with Toledo

Scroll down for your Power Play offer from Pizza Hut

ORLANDO, Fla. – The Orlando Solar Bears have acquired the rights to defenseman Ryan Obuchowski from the Toledo Walleye prior to the ECHL future considerations deadline of 3 p.m. ET today. The acquisition of Obuchowski completes the future considerations portion of the Dec. 22 deal with Toledo that saw Orlando send forward Justin Kea to the Walleye in exchange for two future considerations, one of which was completed on Dec. 26 when the Solar Bears gained rookie defenseman Kevin Lohan from Toledo.

Obuchowski (oh-boo-COW-skee), 27, skated in 69 regular season games with the Walleye during the 2018-19 campaign, logging 18 points (6g-12a) and 42 penalty minutes. He then added six points (2g-4a) and six penalty minutes in 24 playoff contests as he helped the Walleye reach the Kelly Cup Finals, where the club ultimately fell in six games to the Newfoundland Growlers.

In 210 career professional games with the Walleye and Missouri Mavericks, the 6-foot-1, 185-pound defender has picked up 69 points (13g-56a) and 123 penalty minutes.

Prior to turning pro, the West Bloomfield, Michigan native played collegiate hockey for Yale University, where he skated in 134 career games for the Bulldogs program, collecting 52 points (16g-32a) and 60 penalty minutes. As a freshman during the 2012-13 season, Obuchowski helped Yale capture its first-ever Frozen Four championship.

Obuchowksi also played junior hockey for two seasons with the Indiana Ice of the United States Hockey League, where he posted totals of 54 points (12g-42a) and 67 penalty minutes in 114 career games and was named to the USHL Second All-Star Team in 2011-12.

2019-20 Season Ticket Memberships on Sale Now:

Upgrade to Solar Status and become a Season Ticket Member today. Season ticket memberships for the 2019-20 season are now on sale and start as little as $270 – CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION.

2019-20 Season Presented by XYMOPrint:

The 2019-20 Orlando Solar Bears season is presented by XYMOPrint, Orlando’s digital printing experts. As a special offer, fans who call XYMOPrint at (888) 223-9390 from now until June 15, 2021 and reference the Solar Bears will receive 15% off their first order and a free Orlando Solar Bears poster!

About the Orlando Solar Bears:

The Orlando 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 seven seasons of operation, the team has qualified for the Kelly Cup Playoffs five times. The Solar Bears are owned and operated by the Orlando Magic and the DeVos Family, and play 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.

Latest News

More News
Solar Bears Sign Chandler Romeo to Amateur Tryout
Solar Bears Sign Chandler Romeo to Amateur Tryout
Bear Bites | Week of Apr. 8
Bear Bites | Week of Apr. 8
Evan Fitzpatrick named ECHL Goaltender of the Week
Evan Fitzpatrick named ECHL Goaltender of the Week

Get Hockey Updates

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