Solar Bears sign Fitze

ORLANDO, Fla. – The Orlando Solar Bears have agreed to terms with rookie forward Dylan Fitze 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.

Fitze, 25, begins his professional career after spending the past five years playing for Laurentian University. During the 2017-18 season, Fitze recorded 19 points (9g-10a) and 38 penalty minutes in 26 games. In 129 career games for the Voyageurs program, he generated 73 points (41g-32a) and 248 penalty minutes.

Before beginning his university career, the Peterborough, Ontario native played major junior hockey for the Peterborough Petes and Saginaw Spirit of the Ontario Hockey League, amassing 15 points (6g-9a) and 44 penalty minutes in 70 games.