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Solar Bears Re-Sign Defenseman Chris Harpur

Tuesday, July 25th
Solar Bears Re-Sign Defenseman Chris Harpur

ORLANDO, Fla. – The Orlando Solar Bears announced Tuesday defenseman Chris Harpur has agreed to terms on a ECHL Standard Player Contract, re-signing for the 2023-24 season. 

Harpur, 26, was one of two Solar Bears players to appear in all 72 regular season games during the 2022-23 season, scoring 11 points (2g-9a) in his first full professional campaign.

The 6-foot-3, 201-pound defenseman earned 58 points (10g-48a) in 161 games over five seasons at Niagara University. The Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario native set the program record for most games played in school history, while captaining the roster during the 2020-21 and 2021-22 season. 

Before entering the college ranks, Harpur played Junior A in the British Columbia Hockey League with the Cowichan Valley Capitals and Victoria Grizzlies, where he collected 74 points (12g-62a) in 168 combined games.

Harpur is the younger brother of New York Rangers defenseman Ben Harpur.

Keep up to speed with the Solar Bears roster updates from players past and present on the Orlando Solar Bears Off-Season Headquarters.

SOLAR BEARS PRESEASON ROSTER:

Forwards:Aaron Luchuk

Defensemen:Chris Harpur

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