Solar Bears add rookie forward Olson

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

The Solar Bears are the ECHL affiliate of the Tampa Bay Lightning of the National Hockey League and the Syracuse Crunch of the American Hockey League.

Olson made his professional debut during an eight-game stint with the South Carolina Stingrays at the conclusion of the 2017-18 season, tallying one assist and six penalty minutes. The 24-year-old also completed his senior season at the University of North Dakota, where he posted 12 points (2g-10a) and 18 penalty minutes in 28 games while serving as an alternate captain.

In 121 career games with the Fighting Hawks program, Olson amassed 35 points (11g-24a) and 73 penalty minutes, while helping North Dakota win a national championship at the 2016 Frozen Four in Tampa.

Olson played junior hockey in the United States Hockey League for the Green Bay Gamblers and Sioux City Musketeers, posting totals of 71 points (26g-45a) and 111 penalty minutes in 91 career games, and won a Clark Cup championship with Green Bay in 2011-12.