ORLANDO, Fla. – The Orlando Solar Bears have announced the club has agreed to terms with rookie forward Stephen Johnson on an ECHL Standard Player Contract for the 2020-21 season.
Johnson, 25, begins his professional hockey career after spending the past four seasons with St. Mary’s University in Halifax, Nova Scotia. As a senior this past season, he led his team in goal-scoring with 19 tallies, and added 18 assists for 37 points and 34 penalty minutes in 30 games while earning Atlantic University Sports Second All-Star Team honors.
In 119 total games with the Huskies, Johnson collected 76 points (31g-45a) and 104 penalty minutes. In his second and third seasons at St. Mary’s, he was teammates with current Solar Bears forward Jake Coughler.
The Monton, New Brunswick native played major junior hockey for his hometown Moncton Wildcats of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League, where he served as team captain his final two seasons and recorded 119 points (49g-70a) and 142 penalty minutes in 226 games.
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About the Orlando Solar Bears:
The Orlando Solar Bears are the proud affiliate of the NHL’s Stanley Cup champion Tampa Bay Lightning and members of the ECHL, the premier “AA” hockey league in North America. In eight 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 the AdventHealth Rink at Amway Center, the 2012 Street and Smith’s Sports Business Journal Sports Facility of the Year.
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