Hershey Signs Former ECHL Defenseman Sloan

HERSHEY, Pa. – The Hershey Bears of the American Hockey League announced that they have signed former ECHL defensemen Tyler Sloan.

The South Carolina Stingrays are the ECHL affiliate of the Bears of the AHL and the Washington Capitals of the National Hockey League.

The 26 year old played in the ECHL each of his first three professional seasons beginning in 2002-03 when he had three points (1g-2a) and 22 penalty minutes in 14 games with Dayton while also playing in the AHL where he had three points (2g-1a) and 46 penalty minutes in 39 regular season games and eight penalty minutes in seven playoff games for Syracuse.

He returned to Dayton in 2004-05 and had career highs with six goals, 84 penalty minutes and 17 points in 43 games while also playing for Syracuse in the AHL where he had two assists and 18 penalty minutes in 14 games.

The 6-foot-3 and 205-pound Sloan had career highs with 16 assists and 20 points and had 71 penalty minutes in 48 regular season games and four assists and 27 penalty minutes in 13 games in the Kelly Cup Playoffs for Las Vegas in 2005-06. He also played in the AHL in 2005-06 appearing in four regular season games for Manitoba and registering an assist and two penalty minutes in two games for Hershey.

Sloan had 11 points (2g-9a) and a career-high 104 penalty minutes in 68 regular season games and seven assists and 30 penalty minutes in 17 playoff games for Hershey in 2006-07.