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Solar Bears sign defenseman Luke McInnis
The Orlando Solar Bears have signed defenseman Luke McInnis, shown here skating for Boston College. Photo: Boston College Athletics

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

McInnis, 22, joins the Solar Bears after completing his senior season at Boston College, where the blueliner skated in all 34 of his team’s games and recorded 10 points (2g-8a) and 41 penalty minutes. 

In 132 career games for the Eagles program, McInnis posted totals of 27 points (5g-22a) and 142 penalty minutes. During the 2017-18 season, he was teammates with current Solar Bears defenseman Kevin Lohan. 

McInnis played one season of junior hockey for the Youngstown Phantoms of the United States Hockey League in 2015-16, tallying 28 points (6g-22a) and 68 penalty minutes in 58 games, earning USHL All-Rookie Second Team honors. The Hingham, Mass. native also skated in the 2015 USA Hockey All-American Prospects Game, receiving the game’s MVP award. 

McInnis is the son of former NHL forward and current Boston College assistant coach Marty McInnis.

New Mobile App: 

Download the new Orlando Solar Bears mobile app today — get access to your game tickets, news, updates and more! Download in the Apple App Store or Google Play Store today.

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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