SOLAR BEARS BRING BACK 2014-15 “UNSUNG HERO”CARL NIELSEN-Orlando Also Trades Karlsson to Colorado

ORLANDO, Fla. – The Orlando Solar Bears, proud affiliate of the NHL’s Toronto Maple Leafs and AHL’s Toronto Marlies, announced today that the team has added defenseman Carl Nielsen to its roster, while forward Ludwig Karlsson has been traded to the Colorado Eagles.
Nielsen, 27, skated in 58 games with the Solar Bears during the 2014-15 season, recording 10 points (3g-7a) and leading the team with 134 penalty minutes and a plus-minus rating of +19. He was also recognized as the recipient of the Kevin L. Heller Sr. Memorial Award as the team’s “Unsung Hero.”
Karlsson, 24, had originally agreed to terms with Orlando in August, but had yet to dress in a game with the Solar Bears during the 2015-16 regular season.
The Solar Bears continue their fourth season in the ECHL, presented by Auto Justice Attorney Michael T. Gibson, P.A. at home on Saturday, Nov. 7 at 7:00 p.m. at the Amway Center against the Florida Everblades, when the Solar Bears will host Epilepsy Awareness Night and Teacher Appreciation Weekend. The first 3,000 fans in attendance that night will also receive a free poster commemorating 10 seasons of Solar Bears hockey in Orlando. Click here for a full list of the Solar Bears 2015-16 promotional and events calendar.
Single-game tickets for the 2015-16 season are on sale now and can be purchased for as little as $15 at the Amway Center Box Office or online at or
The Orlando Solar Bears, the ECHL affiliate of the NHL’s Toronto Maple Leafs and AHL’s Toronto Marlies, play all of their home games at the Amway Center, the 2012 Street and Smith’s Sports Business Journal Sports Facility of the Year.
Follow the Solar Bears at, Facebook, and Twitter (@OrlandoHockey) for all the latest news and updates. Stay in touch with Shades on Instagram by following ShadestheSolarBear.
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 visit
Officially licensed Orlando Solar Bears replica team jerseys, apparel, and headwear can be purchased online at:
Since beginning operations in November of 2011, the Solar Bears and their fans have helped raise over $1,300,000 for the Central Florida community. To read the Solar Bears Report to the Community, click here.

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