ORLANDO, Fla. – The Orlando Solar Bears have agreed to terms with forward Dylan Fitze for the 2019-20 season.
“Dylan showed me he was capable of transitioning to the pro game last season,” Solar Bears head coach and general manager Drake Berehowsky said. “He’s going to continue to develop as a player, and we expect him to take on more responsibility this coming season.”
Fitze (FITS), 26, skated in 51 games with Orlando during his rookie season, recording 27 points (14g-13a) and 63 penalty minutes. He then added two assists and four penalty minutes in nine playoff contests for the Solar Bears.“I’m excited and thrilled to be back in Orlando this season,” Fitze said. “I’m looking forward to playing in front of our fans at Amway Center and accomplishing what we set out to do from the start of last season – and that’s to bring a Kelly Cup to this city.”
Prior to turning pro, Fitze spent five years playing for Laurentian University of the Canadian U Sports system. In 129 career games for the Voyageurs program, the 6-foot-2, 203-pound forward generated 73 points (41g-32a) and 248 penalty minutes.
Before beginning his university career, the Peterborough, Ontario native played major junior hockey for the Peterborough Petes and Saginaw Spirit of the Ontario Hockey League, amassing 15 points (6g-9a) and 44 penalty minutes in 70 games.
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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.
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