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Kasimir Kaskisuo makes NHL debut

Sunday, November 17th
Kasimir Kaskisuo makes NHL debut

ORLANDO, Fla. – The Orlando Solar Bears are proud to announce that goaltender Kasimir Kaskisuo made his NHL debut tonight with the Toronto Maple Leafs to become the sixth former member of the Solar Bears to reach the NHL after first developing in the ECHL with Orlando.

Kaskisuo (kas-KIH-soo-oh), 26, made 32 saves on 38 shots against for the Maple Leafs in Toronto’s 6-1 loss at Pittsburgh. Prior to his recall to the Maple Leafs on Nov. 12, he had also posted a 6-1-1 record with one shutout, a 2.13 goals-against average and a save percentage of .928 in eight appearances this season with the Toronto Marlies of the American Hockey League.

Kaskisuo was assigned to the Solar Bears during the 2016-17 and 2017-18 campaigns by Toronto, and appeared in 32 games with the club, going 15-12-5 with one shutout, a 3.48 goals-against average and a save percentage of .898. Kaskisuo’s 15 wins rank sixth in club history, and he also holds the Solar Bears record for most saves in a single period, stopping all 27 shots he faced in the second frame of Orlando’s 6-2 win at Alaska on Jan. 11, 2017.

The 6-foot-3, 195-pound netminder has played in 76 career games in the AHL with the Toronto Marlies and Chicago Wolves, and sports a 38-24-9 record with eight shutouts, a 2.54 goals-against average and a save percentage of .911.

Prior to turning pro, the native of Vantaa, Finland played two seasons of college hockey for the University of Minnesota-Duluth, where he appeared in 75 games and went 37-29-8 with six shutouts, a 2.10 goals-against average and a save percentage of .920.

Solar Bears NHL debuts:

Kasimir Kaskisuo – Toronto Maple Leafs – Nov. 16, 2019 at PittsburghJack Rodewald – Ottawa Senators – Oct. 27, 2017 at New JerseyMike Liambas – Nashville Predators – Dec. 3, 2016 vs. New JerseyChristopher Gibson – New York Islanders – Jan. 2, 2016 at PittsburghGarret Sparks – Toronto Maple Leafs – Nov. 30, 2015 vs. EdmontonDarcy Kuemper – Minnesota Wild – Feb. 12, 2013 at Vancouver

NEXT GAMES:

The Solar Bears continue their road trip when they visit the Idaho Steelheads on Wednesday, Nov. 20 at 9:10 p.m. ET at CenturyLink Arena. The Solar Bears return home to host the Norfolk Admirals on Tuesday, Nov. 26 at 7 p.m. CLICK HERE to purchase tickets for this game.

Purchase Single-Game Tickets:

Single-game tickets for all Solar Bears home games are now on sale at the Amway Center box office and TicketmasterCLICK HERE to download the calendar for the 2019-20 season.

Order New Jerseys:

The Orlando Solar Bears will wear new jerseys for the 2019-20 season. Replica jerseys are available for purchase online, with adult sizes available for $149.95 and youth sizes available for $109.95. Fans can visit bit.ly/OSBJerseys to place their order today.

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.

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