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Lightning Prospect Oleg Sosunov Reassigned to Solar Bears

December 8, 2018 - ECHL (ECHL) - Orlando Solar Bears News Release

ORLANDO, Fla. - The Orlando Solar Bears have announced that the Tampa Bay Lightning have reassigned rookie defenseman Oleg Sosunov to Orlando from the Syracuse Crunch of the American Hockey League. Additionally, the Lightning have recalled defenseman Matthew Spencer to Syracuse.

Sosunov, 20, has recorded one goal and two penalty minutes in five games with Syracuse this season. The 6-foot-9, 236-pound blueliner will become the tallest known player to suit up in an ECHL game.

Prior to turning pro, Sosunov played for the Moose Jaw Warriors of the Western Hockey League, where the native of Ryazan, Russia tallied 26 points (7g-19a) and 62 penalty minutes in 71 games.

Sosunov was a sixth-round selection (#178 overall) of the Tampa Bay Lightning in the 2016 NHL Entry Draft.

Spencer, 21, has five points (1g-4a) and 12 penalty minutes in 11 games with Orlando this season following his reassignment to the ECHL on Nov. 9. The second-round pick (#44 overall) of the Lightning in the 2015 NHL Entry Draft also has one assist in six games this season with Syracuse.

NEXT GAME: The Solar Bears return home to host the Greenville Swamp Rabbits for the first time this season on Sunday, Dec. 9 at 1:30 p.m. at the Rink at Amway Center for a FAIRWINDS Solar Bears Sunday. The first 100 FAIRWINDS members who show their FAIRWINDS debit or credit card and photo ID at the box office will receive a free pair of tickets to that day's game. Once the first 100 pairs are claimed, FAIRWINDS members can still take advantage of a buy-one-get-one offer for the game. For more information, visit CLICK HERE to purchase tickets.

Teddy Bear Toss, Presented by Jewett Orthopaedic Clinic:

The Solar Bears will host their annual Teddy Bear Toss, presented by Jewett Orthopaedic Clinic, against the Florida Everblades on Friday, Dec. 21 at 7 p.m. at the Rink at Amway Center. The team is currently offering a Buy-One-Donate-One offer to groups of 15 or more attending the Teddy Bear Toss game. For more information, visit

2018-19 Season Presented by XYMOPrint:

The 2018-19 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, 2019 and reference the Solar Bears will receive 30% off their first order of 500 business cards.

2018-19 Single-Game Tickets Now on Sale:

Single-game tickets for the Orlando Solar Bears 2018-19 regular season home schedule are now on sale! Fans can purchase single-game tickets for as little as $15 at the Amway Center box office, or online at

2018-19 Season Ticket Memberships:

Season Ticket Memberships for the seventh season of ECHL Orlando Solar Bears hockey are now on sale. Full and Half-Season memberships are both available, starting as low as $270. For more information, call (407) 951-8200 or visit

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