SOLAR BEARS BRING IN NHL TALENT WITH RYAN REAVES
Reaves Expected to Play Tonight Against Fort Wayne
Orlando, FL - The Orlando Solar Bears announced today that
they have agreed to terms with RW Ryan Reaves.
Reaves (6'1", 227 lbs.) has played 88 games over the course of
two seasons with the St. Louis Blues (NHL), racking up
202 penalty minutes (PIM) to go along with eight points (5
goals, 3 assists). He played 60 games with St. Louis last
season, with 124 PIM, three goals, and one assist. Reaves split
the 2010-11 season with the Peoria Rivermen (AHL) and the
Blues, playing in 28 NHL games while recording two goals, two
assists, and 78 PIM. In 50 AHL games that year, he picked up
146 PIM along with 10 points (4 goals, 6 assists).
Reaves skated exclusively with Peoria from 2008-2010, appearing
in 133 games. In 2009-10 he lead the Rivermen with 167 PIM, and
in 2008-09 he was second on the club with 130 PIM. He also
spent 31 games with the Rivermen in 2007-08 after starting the
season with the Alaska Aces (ECHL). In 214 AHL games, Reaves
has 489 PIM, 20 goals, and 25 assists for 45 points. In nine
ECHL contests, all with the Aces, he had two goals and 42
Drafted by the St. Louis Blues in the fifth round of the 2005
NHL Entry Draft, the Winnipeg, Manitoba, native played three
seasons (2004-07) in the WHL (Western Hockey League) before
turning pro. Reaves skated in 201 games over those three
seasons, picking up 246 PIM while recording 36 goals and 43
assists for 79 points. He was fourth on the team with 91 PIM
during the 2005-06 season.
Head Coach Drake Berehowsky, who was an assistant coach for
Peoria while Reaves was playing there, said, "Reaves is a great
addition to our club. He brings strong leadership both on and
off the ice, and the way he plays the game will set a
tremendous example to the rest of our team."
For the current roster, click here.
The Orlando Solar Bears return to the Amway Center for a three
game series against the Fort Wayne Komets tonight at 7:00 p.m.,
Saturday, December 8th, at 7:00 p.m., and Sunday, December 9th,
at 3:00 p.m. Good seats are still available. Visit OrlandoSolarBearsHockey.com.
The Orlando Solar Bears, the ECHL affiliate of the NHL's
Minnesota Wild and AHL's Houston Aeros, are in their Out of
Hibernation season 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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