ORLANDO, Fla. — The Orlando Solar Bears have agreed to terms with forward Dante Sheriff on an ECHL Standard Player Contract for the 2022-23 season.
Sheriff, 23, is set to make his professional debut with the Solar Bears after recording 27 points (8g-19a) in 33 games last season for Mercyhurst University to tie for the team scoring lead. In 52 career games for the Lakers program, the 5-foot-11, 181-pound forward registered 42 points (13g-29a).
The junior career for the native of Woodbridge, Ontario includes time in the North American Hockey League with the Austin Bruins, where he picked up 158 points (52g-106a) in 141 games. Sheriff was named to the NAHL First All-Star Team in 2019-20 after leading the circuit with 45 assists, and received NAHL Second All-Star Team honors in 2018-19. Sheriff also picked up two assists in 15 combined games in the United States Hockey League with Muskegon and Fargo.
Orlando’s preseason roster now includes the following players:
Forwards:Braydon BarkerMatthew BarnabyTyler BirdLuke BokaRoss OlssonDante SheriffShawn Szydlowski
Defensemen:Jimmy MazzaLuke McInnisAndrew McLeanSteven Oleksy
Goaltenders:Brad BaroneBrandon Halverson
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