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Solar Bears sign Braydon Barker

ORLANDO, Fla. — The Orlando Solar Bears have announced the club has agreed to terms with defenseman Braydon Barker on an ECHL Standard Player Contract for the 2021-22 season. 

Barker, 24, completed his collegiate hockey career during the 2020-21 campaign with the Concordia University Wisconsin Falcons, recording 26 points (1g-25a) in 21 games to lead all NCAA Division III defensemen in scoring. Barker was also named to the Northern Collegiate Hockey Association All-Conference Team. 

The 6-foot-2, 190-pound blueliner departs the Falcons as the program’s all-time leading scorer with 92 points (16g-76a) in 93 career games. Barker’s 76 career assists are also a school record. Barker was twice named to the NCHA All-Conference Team (2017-18; 2020-21) and earned American Hockey Coaches Association All-American Second Team honors as a freshman.

The native of Red Deer, Alberta also played Junior A hockey for the Olds Grizzlys of the Alberta Junior Hockey League, producing 20 points (6g-14a) in 83 career games. 

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About the Orlando Solar Bears:

The Solar Bears are members of the ECHL, the premier “AA” hockey league in North America, and have qualified for the Kelly Cup Playoffs in five of nine seasons. The Solar Bears are owned and operated by the Orlando Magic and the DeVos Family, and play at the AdventHealth Rink at Amway Center, the 2012 Street and Smith’s Sports Business Journal Sports Facility of the Year.