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Solar Bears re-sign Kevin Lohan for 2019-20

Thursday, July 25th
Solar Bears re-sign Kevin Lohan for 2019-20

ORLANDO, Fla. – The Orlando Solar Bears have agreed to terms with defenseman Kevin Lohan for the 2019-20 season.

“We brought in Kevin midway through last year to provide a stable, two-way presence on our blue line, and we’re pleased to have him back for a full season,” Solar Bears head coach and general manager Drake Berehowsky said. “He showed he’s effective at using his size to shut down opposing forwards, and we’re excited to see him take the next step in his development with us.”

Lohan, 25, was originally acquired from the Toledo Walleye on Dec. 27 to complete a portion of the future considerations component of the Dec. 22 trade that saw Orlando send forward Justin Kea to Toledo.

In 40 regular season games with the Solar Bears, Lohan collected six points (1g-5a) and 22 penalty minutes. The rookie added two assists and six penalty minutes in 10 playoff games with Orlando, and finished the postseason tied for second on the team with a plus-minus of +5.

“What really convinced me to return was the culture in the locker room,” Lohan said. “Last year we had a great group of guys in the room, and the staff is committed to building that environment. Orlando is a great place to develop and play in front of the best fans in the league.”

In 56 career games with Orlando and Toledo, the 6-foot-6, 215-pound blueliner has 10 points (1g-9a) and 34 penalty minutes.

Prior to turning pro, the native of Cold Spring Harbor, New York played four seasons at the University of Michigan and one season at Boston College as a graduate transfer. In 86 total NCAA contests, Lohan combined for 19 points (4g-15a) and 44 penalty minutes. During the 2012-13 season Lohan also skated with the Merritt Centennials of the British Columbia Hockey League, where he posted 23 points (5g-18a) and 26 penalty minutes in 54 games.

2019-20 Season Ticket Memberships on Sale Now:

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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.

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