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Solar Bears Acquire Eric Drapluk in Three-Team Trade

November 14, 2019 - ECHL (ECHL) - Orlando Solar Bears News Release

ORLANDO, Fla. - The Orlando Solar Bears have announced that the club has acquired defenseman Eric Drapluk from the Tulsa Oilers as part of a three-team trade. Orlando acquired Drapluk by trading forward Jake Marchment to the Worcester Railers in exchange for defenseman Jake Bolton, whom the Solar Bears have subsequently traded to Tulsa.

Drapluk, 27, has recorded three assists and eight penalty minutes in 13 games with Tulsa this season.

In 232 career games, all with Tulsa, the 6-foot-1, 194-pound defenseman has totaled 86 points (21g-65a) and 178 penalty minutes.

Prior to turning pro, the native of Pembroke Pines, Florida played college hockey at Lake Superior State University, where he collected 38 points (13g-25a) and 108 penalty minutes in 134 games for the Lakers program.

Drapluk also played junior hockey for the Coulee Region Chill in the North American Hockey League, where he had 56 points (8g-48a) and 139 penalty minutes in 115 games. During the 2011-12 season he served as team captain and was named to the NAHL All-Midwest Division Team.

Marchment, 24, had one goal and 10 penalty minutes in 11 games with the Solar Bears.


The Solar Bears return home tonight to host the Florida Everblades at 7 p.m. for 90s Night and Thirsty Thursday, presented by Coors Light. Fans can take advantage of $5 domestic draft beers during the game. CLICK HERE to purchase tickets for this game.

Purchase Single-Game Tickets:

Single-game tickets for all Solar Bears home games are now on sale at the Amway Center box office and Ticketmaster. CLICK HERE to download the calendar for the 2019-20 season.

Order New Jerseys:

The Orlando Solar Bears will wear new jerseys for the 2019-20 season. Replica jerseys are available for purchase online, with adult sizes available for $149.95 and youth sizes available for $109.95. Fans can visit to place their order today.

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