Thompson re-signs for second season with Solar Bears

ORLANDO, Fla. – The Orlando Solar Bears have agreed to terms with forward Tayler Thompson for the 2018-19 season.

Thompson, 25, returns for his second season with the Solar Bears after signing with the team on Nov. 21. In 28 games with Orlando during the 2017-18 season, Thompson recorded 11 points (6g-5a) and 26 penalty minutes.

Before joining the Solar Bears during the 2017-18 campaign, Thompson also skated in two contests with the Norfolk Admirals, registering five penalty minutes. He also appeared in three matches with Brest Albatross Hockey in France.

Thompson has skated in 145 combined games in his professional career, generating 94 points (29g-65a) and 219 penalty minutes. During the 2016-17 season with the Fayetteville FireAntz of the Southern Professional Hockey League, Thompson earned All-SPHL First Team honors after leading the league with 60 points (18g-42a) and 125 penalty minutes in 58 games.

Prior to turning pro, the Bredenbury, Saskatchewan native played one season at the University of Saskatchewan, where he registered five points (1g-4a) and 12 penalty minutes in 27 games. Thompson also appeared in 66 games with the Prince George Cougars of the Western Hockey League, where he posted totals of 11 points (5g-6a) and 17 penalty minutes.