ORLANDO, Fla. – The Orlando Solar Bears have agreed to terms with forward Vincent Dunn for the 2018-19 season.
Dunn, 22, joins the Solar Bears after splitting the 2017-18 season between the Belleville Senators and the Brampton Beast while under contract with the NHL’s Ottawa Senators and Pittsburgh Penguins. In 31 games with the Beast, Dunn recorded 18 points (10g-8a) and 70 penalty minutes. Dunn added four assists and 29 penalty minutes in 17 AHL contests with Belleville.
“Vincent is a skilled forward with some sandpaper to his game,” Solar Bears head coach and general manager Drake Berehowsky said. “He’s got a good offensive touch and thrives on being a pain for opposing players in front of the net.”
In 162 career pro games, Dunn has accumulated 63 points (27g-36a) and 352 penalty minutes.
“I chose to sign with the Solar Bears because I’ve heard nothing but great things about the coaching staff and the entire organization,” Dunn said. “They’re a team that has consistently been in the playoff hunt, something I have yet to experience in my pro career. I can’t wait for the season to get started!”
Prior to turning pro, the native of Hull, Quebec played for the Rimouski Océanic, Gatineau Olympiques and Val-d’Or Foreurs of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League, where he registered 148 points (80g-68a) and 501 penalty minutes in 205 games.
Dunn was originally a fifth-round selection (#138 overall) of the Ottawa Senators in the 2013 NHL Entry Draft.
2018-19 Offseason Headquarters:
Keep up with league deadlines and player signings throughout the summer with our 2018-19 Offseason Headquarters. Use this page to stay informed on all of the latest news regarding departing, returning and new players to join the Solar Bears for the upcoming season!
Lightning Preseason Tickets Now on Sale:
NHL hockey returns to Orlando this fall when the Tampa Bay Lightning face off against the Florida Panthers at the Amway Center in a preseason clash on Thursday, Sept. 27 at 7 p.m. Get your tickets now – visit the Amway Center box office or visit orlandosolarbearshockey.com/lightning.
2018-19 Single-Game Tickets Now on Sale:
Single-game tickets for the Orlando Solar Bears 2018-19 regular season home schedule are now on sale. Fans can purchase single-game tickets for as little as $15 at the Amway Center box office, or online at Ticketmaster.com.
2018-19 Season Ticket Memberships:
Season Ticket Memberships for the seventh season of ECHL Orlando Solar Bears hockey are now on sale. Full and Half-Season memberships are both available, starting as low as $270. For more information, call (407) 951-8200 or visit orlandosolarbearshockey.com.
About the Orlando Solar Bears:
The puck drops on Saturday, Oct. 13 against the Atlanta Gladiators as the Orlando Solar Bears open the 2018-19 season, presented by XYMOPrint. The 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 six seasons of operation, the team has qualified for the Kelly Cup Playoffs four times. The Solar Bears are owned and operated by the Orlando Magic and the DeVos Family, and play at the ARS.com 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.