ORLANDO, Fla. — The Orlando Solar Bears have announced the club has agreed to terms with forward Jackson Keane on an ECHL Standard Player Contract for the 2021-22 season.
Keane, 24, joins Orlando for his first full season of professional hockey after making his pro debut with the Wheeling Nailers during the 2020-21 season, where he recorded one assist in nine games. He also wrapped up a three-year collegiate career with the University of North Dakota Fighting Hawks, posting three points (2g-1a) in 26 games.
The 5-foot-9, 164-pound forward played in 73 career games for North Dakota, producing 14 points (5g-9a).
The native of Winnipeg, Manitoba played one season of Junior A hockey for the Penticton Vees, where he tallied 24 points (8g-16a) in 49 games. He also suited up for two seasons in the USHL with the Sioux City Musketeers, helping the club reach the 2017 Clark Cup Finals, and generated 25 points (11g-14a) in 76 career games.
Keane is the son of former NHL player and three-time Stanley Cup champion, and current Winnipeg Jets development coach Mike Keane.
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About the Orlando Solar Bears:
The Solar Bears are members of the ECHL, the premier “AA” hockey league in North America, and have qualified for the Kelly Cup Playoffs in five of nine seasons. 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.