Solar Bears send Ben Danford’s rights to Gladiators

Orlando completes regular season transaction with Atlanta

Ben Danford traded to Gladiators

ORLANDO, Fla. – The Orlando Solar Bears have announced that the club has traded the rights to defenseman Ben Danford to the Atlanta Gladiators. The deal completes the future considerations component of an earlier transaction with Atlanta on March 7, in which Orlando acquired forward Justin Buzzeo from the Gladiators in exchange for forward Alex Gacek.

Danford, 28, appeared in 51 regular season games for Orlando in 2016-17, and recorded 20 points (6g-14a) and 24 penalty minutes. He did not appear in any postseason contests for the Solar Bears.

The ECHL has announced that teams must complete all Future Consideration trades by 3 p.m. ET on June 13 and that teams must submit their Season-Ending Roster by 3 p.m. ET on June 15.

Season-Ending Rosters may include up to 20 players and cannot include any players who did not sign an ECHL contract in 2016-17.

The Orlando Solar Bears are the proud ECHL affiliate of the NHL’s Toronto Maple Leafs and AHL’s Toronto Marlies, and play all of their home games at the Rink at Amway Center, the 2012 Street and Smith’s Sports Business Journal Sports Facility of the Year.

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