Goaltender, Forward Join Team

– The Orlando Solar Bears announced today that they have agreed to terms with goaltender Hannu Toivonen and forward Derrick Burnett.

Toivonen (6’2″, 210 lbs.) was drafted in the first round by the Boston Bruins in 2002 and has played 61 games in the NHL with Boston and the St. Louis Blues. HisHannu ToivonenNHL numbers include a record of 18-24-10, a 3.37 GAA, and .890 save percentage. He first broke into the NHL in 2005-06 with Boston, playing 20 games with a 2.63 GAA and .914 save percentage.

The Finish-born goaltender has also played in 209 games in the AHL (American Hockey League) with a 2.50 GAA, .914 save percentage, and 96-82-15 overall record. Toivonen played 49 games with the Rockford IceHogs in 2010-11, going 21-16-4 with a 2.90 GAA and .907 save percentage.

Burnett (6’2″, 185 lbs.) currently serves in the United States Air Force in Cape Canaveral and played in both preseason games with the Solar Bears, earning one assist. In 2010-11 with Air Force Academy (NCAA), the Corona, California, native posted 35 points (eight goals, 27 assists) in 36 games. He led his team in assists and finished second in points in 2010-11 and 2009-10, and in 149 games at Air Force Burnett collected 33 goals and 85 assists for 118 points.

Additional Transactions:
Mike Brodeur, G, Transferred to 21-day Injured Reserve
Kyle Medvec, D, Placed on Reserve
Keaton Turkiewicz, F, Activated from Reserve
Brett Lyon, F, Placed on Reserve
Nick Niedert, G, Released

For the Solar Bears current roster click here.

The Orlando Solar Bears, the ECHL affiliate of the NHL’s Minnesota Wild and AHL’s Houston Aeros, are in their Out of Hibernation and play all of their home games at the 2012 Street and Smith’s Sports Business Journal Sports Facility of the Year, the Amway Center.

Individual tickets for all regular season home games are now on sale beginning as low as $15. To purchase your tickets, please visit www.OrlandoSolarBearsHockey.com or the Amway Center Box Office.


Follow the Solar Bears at  www.OrlandoSolarBearsHockey.comFacebook, and Twitter (@OrlandoHockey) for all the latest news and updates.

Season ticket plans are available now. Full and half season ticket plans range in price from $225-$1480 per season ticket (includes facility fee), reflecting a savings of up to 42% off box office pricing. Call the Solar Bears at 407-951-8200 to speak to a Ticket Sales Account Manager.

Group tickets are a great way to entertain employees, co-workers, clients, friends and family. For more information on discounted group tickets and a list of group benefits, call 407-951-8200 or clickhere.


Orlando Solar Bears merchandise can be purchased online at: http://shop.orlandosolarbearshockey.com/


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