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 today that they have agreed to terms with forwards Jacob Lagace and Marshall Everson and defenseman Cody Wild.
Lagace played 57 games for the Bakersfield Condors during the 2012-13 season, scoring 16 goals and adding 20 assists for 36 points to go along with 68 penalty minutes. He also skated in four games with the Rochester Americans of the American Hockey League last year. Lagace dressed for 58 games with Rochester in 2011-12, scoring 10 goals and adding 10 assists for 20 points. He split the 2010-11 seasons between the Portland Pirates, where he had 23 points (10g-13a) in 58 games, and the Greenville Road Warriors, where he had six assists in 13 games. Lagace broke into the professional ranks with one playoff game with Portland at the end of the 2009-10 season.
The native of St-Hyacinthe, Quebec, played three seasons in the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League with the Chicoutimi Sagueneens and Cape Breton Screaming Eagles from 2007-10. In 2008-09, Lagace led Chicoutimi in goals (32) and points (69) in 64 games. He served as an alternate captain of the team in 2009-10, scoring 53 points (30g-23a) in 35 games before finishing the season with Cape Breton. In 191 QMJHL games, Lagace totaled 90 goals and 114 assists for 204 points.
Everson played his first two professional games last season in the AHL as a member of the Peoria Rivermen. He previously played four seasons for Harvard University, finishing tied for second on the team in goals (13) and third in points (32). Everson skated in 119 total games with Harvard, scoring 63 points on 31 goals and 32 assists.
Wild was drafted by the Edmonton Oilers in the fifth round (140th overall) of the 2006 NHL Entry Draft. He played the majority of last season with the Wheeling Nailers where he notched 26 points (6g-20a) in 35 games. He also skated in 16 games in the AHL with Hamilton and Wilkes-Barre/Scranton earning two assists.
Wild’s ECHL experience includes 71 games with the Stockton Thunder, Reading Royals and Wheeling, scoring eight goals and assisting on 33 others for 41 points. He played his first game in the AHL at the end of the 2007-08 season with the Springfield Falcons, and has since earned time with the Providence Bruins, Hamilton and Wilkes-Barre/Scranton. He has played 201 games in the AHL, scoring six goals and picking up 41 assists for 47 points.