TAMPA BAY LIGHTNING FORWARD JOINS SOLAR BEARS
B.J. Crombeen Agrees to Terms with Orlando
Orlando, FL - The Orlando Solar Bears announced today that
they have agreed to terms with RW B.J. Crombeen.
Crombeen (6'2", 212 lbs.) was acquired by the Tampa Bay
Lighting (NHL) from the St. Louis Blues (NHL) over the
summer. He spent each of the last three seasons (2009-2012)
with the Blues, playing in 199 games while scoring 15 goals and
adding 17 assists for 32 points along with 393 penalty minutes
(PIM). He also spent the majority of the 2008-09
season with St. Louis, skating in 66 games after moving on to
the Blues from the Dallas Stars (NHL). His NHL career includes
288 games with 580 PIM as well as 56 points on 27 goals and 29
The Denver, Colorado, native was drafted by Dallas in the
second round (#54 overall) in the 2003 NHL entry draft and
originally broke into the NHL with Dallas when he appeared in
eight games during the 2007-08 season. That year, he played in
65 games with the Iowa Stars in the American Hockey League
(AHL), where he had 158 PIM to go along with 28 points on 14
goals and 14 assists. Crombeen has played in 21 regular season
ECHL games, all with the Idaho Steelheads in 2005-06 and
2006-07, where he had 12 goals and seven assists as well as 48
PIM. He was part of the Steelheads 2006-07 Kelly Cup
Championship team, appearing in 22 playoff contests with 10
points (5 goals, 5 assists) and 45 PIM.
Prior to turning pro, Crombeen played four seasons in the
Ontario Hockey League (OHL) from 2001-2005, all for the Barrie
Colts. He played 248 games over those four seasons, picking up
516 PIM, 86 goals, and 84 assists for 170 points. He served as
the captain of his 2004-05 Barrie Colts squad, and also won a
gold medal with the Canadian Under-18 World Junior
Championships team in 2002-03.
"I had a chance to watch B.J. as he came up through the St.
Louis and Peoria organization," said head coach Drake
Berehowsky. "He will be a great addition to our team through
his skills, leadership, and experience during his time in
The Solar Bears continue their seven-game home stand on
Saturday, November 17, at 7:00 p.m., Sunday, November 18, at
3:00 p.m., and Tuesday, November 20, at 7:00 p.m. against the
For the Solar Bears current roster click here.
The Orlando Solar Bears, the ECHL affiliate of the NHL's
Minnesota Wild and AHL's Houston Aeros, are in their Out of
Hibernation and play all of their home games at the 2012 Street
and Smith's Sports Business Journal Sports Facility of the
Year, the Amway Center.
Individual tickets for all regular season home games are now
on sale beginning as low as $15. To purchase your tickets,
please visit www.OrlandoSolarBearsHockey.com or the Amway
Center Box Office.
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Season ticket plans are available now. Full and half season
ticket plans range in price from $225-$1480 per season ticket
(includes facility fee), reflecting a savings of up to 42% off
box office pricing. Call the Solar Bears at 407-951-8200
to speak to a Ticket Sales Account Manager.
Group tickets are a great way to entertain employees,
co-workers, clients, friends and family. For more information
on discounted group tickets and a list of group benefits,
call 407-951-8200 or click here.
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