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Solar Bears add rookie defenseman Paul Meyer

Photo: Colgate University Athletics

ORLANDO, Fla. – The Orlando Solar Bears have announced the club has agreed to terms with rookie defenseman Paul Meyer on an ECHL Standard Player Contract for the 2020-21 season. 

Meyer, 23, looks to begin his professional career with the Solar Bears after wrapping up a four-year college hockey career with Colgate University this past spring. The 6-foot-4, 222-pound defenseman appeared in each of his school’s 36 games prior to the cancelation of the ECAC tournament, logging six points (1g-5a) and 12 penalty minutes, while leading the team with 62 blocked shots. 

In 140 career games for the Raiders program, Meyer recorded 22 points (5g-17a) and 83 penalty minutes. 

The native of Edina, Minnesota played one season of junior hockey with the Alberni Valley Bulldogs of the British Columbia Hockey League, netting 34 points (8g-26a) and 31 penalty minutes. Meyer also played two seasons of high school hockey, helping Edina High capture the Minnesota State High School championship in 2014. 

COVID-19 Relief Efforts

The Solar Bears announced the pre-sale of a COVID-19 Relief Bundle in April, featuring a team-branded face covering and t-shirt retailing for $30, with the net proceeds going to Feeding Children Everywhere to assist in the organization’s efforts to package and distribute meals to children and families in need during the COVID-19 pandemic. Fans can continue to place their orders for a COVID-19 Relief Bundle at www.orlandosolarbearshockey.com/shop/covid-19-relief. Fans can also support ECHL players and their families who have suffered financial hardship as a result of the cancelation of the 2019-20 ECHL season by contributing to the ECHL-PHPA COVID-19 Relief Fund at www.echl.com/covid19relieffund

2020-21 Season Ticket Memberships on Sale Now:

Upgrade to Solar Status and become a Season Ticket Member today. Season ticket memberships for the 2020-21 season are now on sale and start as little as $314 – CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION.

2020-21 Season Presented by XYMOPrint:

The 2020-21 Orlando Solar Bears season is presented by XYMOPrint, Orlando’s digital printing experts. As a special offer, fans who call XYMOPrint at (888) 223-9390 from now until June 15, 2021 and reference the Solar Bears will receive 15% off their first order and a free Orlando Solar Bears poster!

About the Orlando Solar Bears:

The Orlando 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 eight seasons of operation, the team has qualified for the Kelly Cup Playoffs five times. The Solar Bears are owned and operated by the Orlando Magic and the DeVos Family, and play 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.

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