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Tampa Bay Lightning reassign Max Cajkovic to Solar Bears from Syracuse Crunch

Thursday, March 9th
Tampa Bay Lightning reassign Max Cajkovic to Solar Bears from Syracuse Crunch

ORLANDO, Fla. — The Orlando Solar Bears announced today the Tampa Bay Lightning of the National Hockey League (NHL) have reassigned forward Max Cajkovic to the Solar Bears from the Syracuse Crunch of the American Hockey League (AHL).

Cajkovic, 22, has appeared in 55 ECHL games for the Solar Bears over two seasons, scoring 15 goals and 18 assists for 33 points and 51 penalty minutes. 

The 5-foot-11, 186-pound native of Bratislava, Slovakia has skated in 22 AHL games over two seasons for the Crunch, scoring three goals and three assists. 

Cajkovic was drafted by the Lightning in the third round, 89th overall, in the 2019 NHL Draft. Cajkovic signed a three-year, entry-level contract in the summer of 2021. 

Prior to his professional career, Cajkovic played in 123 games in the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League (QMJHL) for Val-d’Or and Saint John, scoring 56 goals and 63 assists for 119 points. Cajkovic also represented Slovakia at the IIHF U20 World Junior Championship in 2020 and competed in the U18 age group in 2018 and 2019.

NEXT GAMES: The Solar Bears return home on Friday, March 10 to face the Atlanta Gladiators on Teacher Appreciation Night presented by First Watch. The puck drops at AdventHealth Rink at Amway Center at 7:00 p.m. 

Sunday, March 12 is Hockey Fights Cancer Night presented by Frank Gay Services. Puck drop between the Solar Bears and the Jacksonville Icemen is at 3:00 p.m. Stick around after the game for the Sk8 to Elimin8 Ice Show featuring Olympic Gold Medalist Scott Hamilton.

2022-23 Season Presented by Janney Roofing: The 2022-23 Orlando Solar Bears season is presented by Janney Roofing. Voted Orlando’s Best Roofer by Orlando Weekly, Janney Roofing is a family-founded and family-operated company built on honesty, quality and integrity. Get your free quote today at janneyroofing.com.

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 10 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.

Officially licensed Orlando Solar Bears replica team jerseys, apparel, and headwear can be purchased at orlandosolarbearshockey.com/shop.

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