Solar Bears sign Peter MacArthur
ORLANDO, Fla. – The Orlando Solar Bears have announced the club has agreed to terms with veteran forward Peter MacArthur on an ECHL Standard Player Contract for the 2020-21 season.
MacArthur, 35, joins the Solar Bears after initially retiring in 2019, only to later come out of retirement and suit up for Italian club HC Pustertal Wölfe of the Alps Hockey League during the 2019-20 campaign, posting 15 points (3g-12a) and 14 penalty minutes in 17 games.
MacArthur’s ECHL résumé includes stops with the Adirondack Thunder, Allen Americans, Las Vegas Wranglers and Fresno Falcons for a total of 209 points (68g-141a) and 123 penalty minutes in 227 games. During the 2011-12 season he helped Las Vegas reach the Kelly Cup Finals.
The 5-foot-10, 180-pound forward also has laced up his skates in 190 career American Hockey League games with the Lake Erie Monsters, Peoria Rivermen, San Antonio Rampage, Rockford IceHogs and Bridgeport Sound Tigers, accumulating 86 points (29g-57a) and 91 penalty minutes.
In addition to spending last season in Europe, MacArthur has also collected 48 points (11g-37a) and 66 penalty minutes in 87 matches with Augsburger Panther of the German DEL, and 33 points (12g-21a) and 62 penalty minutes in 78 contests with Graz 99ers and Vienna Capitals of Austria’s EBEL.
Prior to turning pro, the Clifton Park, N.Y. native played four seasons of college hockey at Boston University, where he recorded 147 points (64g-83a) and 120 penalty minutes in 159 games and helped the Terriers program capture a Hockey East championship in 2005-06.
MacArthur played one season of junior hockey for the Waterloo Black Hawks of the United States Hockey League, where he tallied 42 points (18g-24a) and 33 penalty minutes in 52 games and helped the club capture the 2004 Clark Cup championship.
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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.
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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.
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