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Solar Bears Defenseman Michael Brodzinski named to All-ECHL Second Team

Thursday, April 13th
Solar Bears Defenseman Michael Brodzinski named to All-ECHL Second Team

ORLANDO, Fla. — The ECHL announced Thursday Orlando Solar Bears Defenseman Michael Brodzinski has been named to the All-ECHL Second Team. 

Brodzinski, 27, enjoyed his most successful professional season this year, notching career-highs in goals (11), assists (39), and points (50) with three games remaining on the Solar Bears schedule. The two-time ECHL All-Star set Solar Bears single-season records for power play assists (22) and power play points (28) during the 2022-23 regular season. 

The 5-foot-11, 191-pound defenseman is tied for fourth in goal scoring among ECHL defenseman (11) and tied for fourth in assists (39) and points (50). 

Brodzinski was a fifth-round selection (#141 overall) of the San Jose Sharks in the 2013 NHL Entry Draft.

The following players were selected to the All-ECHL First and Second Teams:

2022-23 All-ECHL First TeamG – John Lethemon, Toledo Walleye (26 gp, 18-1-3, 1.99 GAA, .930 save pct.)D – Owen Headrick, Idaho Steelheads (58 gp, 14g, 39a, 53 pts.)D – Matt Register, Idaho Steelheads (65 gp, 8g, 43a, 51 pts.) F – Hank Crone, Allen Americans (66 gp, 49g, 56a, 105 pts.) F – Brandon Hawkins, Toledo Walleye (63 gp, 37g, 41a, 78 pts.)F – Zach O’Brien, Newfoundland Growlers (57 gp, 23g, 64a, 87 pts.)

2022-23 All-ECHL Second TeamG – Adam Scheel, Idaho Steelheads (35 gp, 27-7-1, 1.99 GAA, .931 save pct.) D – Michael Brodzinski, Orlando Solar Bears (68 gp, 11g, 39a, 50 pts.) D – Max Martin, Greenville Swamp Rabbits (64 gp, 14g, 36a, 50 pts.) F – Jack Combs, Allen Americans (67 gp, 36g, 57a, 93 pts.) F – Alex Ierullo, Greenville Swamp Rabbits (65 gp, 25g, 55a, 80 pts.)F – Cody Sylvester, Atlanta Gladiators (68 gp, 36g, 48a, 84 pts.) 

The All-ECHL First and Second teams are voted on by ECHL coaches, broadcasters, media relations directors and media, who were asked to select a goaltender, two defensemen and three forwards. 

NEXT HOME GAME: Orlando wraps up the home schedule on Friday, April 14, when they entertain the Jacksonville Icemen on Fan Appreciation Night. The puck drops at 7:00 p.m.

About The ECHL:Formed in 1988-89 with five teams in four states, the ECHL has grown into a coast-to-coast league with 28 teams in 20 states and two Canadian provinces for its 35th season in 2022-23. There have been 740 players who have gone on to play in the National Hockey League after starting their careers in the ECHL, including 13 who have made their NHL debut in the 2022-23 season. The ECHL has affiliations with 28 of the 32 NHL teams in 2022-23, marking the 26th consecutive season that the league has affiliations with at least 20 teams in the NHL. Further information on the ECHL is available on its website at ECHL.com as well as on Twitter and Facebook.

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 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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Greenville Swamp Rabbits @ Orlando Solar Bears
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