Orlando, Fla. – The Orlando Solar Bears, ECHL affiliate of the NHL’s Toronto Maple Leafs and AHL’s Toronto Marlies, announced that they have agreed to terms with forwards Stephen Schultz, Ben Rosen and Geordie Wudrick.
Schultz spent last season with ESV Kaufbeuren (German Second Division) finishing second on the team with 50 points (18g-32a). He played in 55 games with the Trenton Titans during the 2012-13 season, where he finished second on the team with 54 points (27g-27a). Schultz tied an ECHL record by scoring four power-play goals in a game on Feb. 23, 2013 against Reading. He completed his rookie season in 2011-12, appearing in 34 games with the Texas Stars of the AHL and notching 11 points (8g-3a). A native of Westbury, N.Y., Schultz played four seasons (2007-11) for Colorado College before turning pro. Schultz appeared in 127 games in his NCAA career, totaling 88 points on 36 goals and 52 assists. In 2010-11, he tied for the team lead in goals (17), assists (30) and points (47).
Rosen split last season, his first as a pro, between the Bridgeport Sound Tigers and the Stockton Thunder, earning one assist in five games with Bridgeport and 15 points (6g-9a) in 49 games with Stockton. He made his professional debut at the end of the 2012-13 season, playing in one game with the Sound Tigers. The Syosset, N.Y. native played four seasons (2009-13) for Boston University before joining the professional ranks, appearing in 113 games while posting eight goals and eight assists for 16 points.
Wudrick was selected in the third round (88th overall) by the Los Angeles Kings in the 2008 NHL Entry Draft. The last three seasons, he has played for University of British Columbia, the University of New Brunswick and Starbulls Rosenheim (German Second Division). A native of Abbotsford, British Columbia, Wudrick played 349 games in the WHL with the Swift Current Broncos and Kelowna Rockets from 2005-11, totaling 138 goals and 95 assists for 233 points along with 388 penalty minutes. He played in the CHL Top Prospects game in 2007-08, finishing that season with 44 points (20g-24a) and 72 penalty minutes. Wudrick’s best offensive season came in 2010-11 with Kelowna, leading his team with 43 goals, finishing second with 59 points and coming in third with 95 penalty minutes.