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Tanski returns to Orlando for third season


Orlando, Fla. – The Orlando Solar Bears, ECHL affiliate of the NHL’s Minnesota Wild and Toronto Maple Leafs and AHL’s Iowa Wild and Toronto Marlies, announced that they have agreed to terms with forward Scott Tanski.

Tanksi has appeared in 121 regular season games scoring 51 points (26g-25a) in his two-year career with the Solar Bears. His 121 games played is the most among any Solar Bears player in Orlando’s ECHL history. Tanski appeared in four playoff games with the Solar Bears last season, scoring the game-winning goal in Game 4 against Cincinnati to help Orlando fend off elimination. The Athabasca, Alberta native won the Michael T. Gibson "Crash of the Year" Award at the 2014 Solar Bears’ Awards Show for his physical play throughout the 2013-14 season and was the Solar Bears "Clutch Performer" for the 2012-13 season after leading the team in game winning goals.

Prior to joining the Solar Bears for the 2012-13 season, Tanski played 67 games for the Connecticut Whale in the AHL, posting 11 points (6g-5a). He played five seasons with the Brampton Battalion in the Ontario Hockey League prior to turning pro, where he totaled 133 points (53g-80a) in 188 games.