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Mapleton native signs pro contract


Mapleton native signs pro contract

ORLANDO - The Orlando Solar Bears of the ECHL have agreed to terms with rookie forward Brent Pedersen for the 2018-19 season.

Mapleton native Pedersen, 23, begins his professional career after skating for Laurentian University during the 2017-18 season. In 28 games, he recorded 26 points (9g-17a) and 16 penalty minutes.

“Brent is a responsible two-way forward who plays a very disciplined game,” Solar Bears head coach and GM Drake Berehowsky said.

“We love his work ethic and believe he’ll be someone who can contribute offensively for us.”

“I’m extremely excited and honoured to begin my professional career with the Solar Bears,” Pedersen said. “I’ve heard nothing but good things about the organization, coaching staff and the fans. I can’t wait to get started.”

Prior to turning pro, Pedersen played major junior hockey for the Kitchener Rangers and Oshawa Generals of the Ontario Hockey League.

He accrued totals of 112 points (58G-54A) and 171 penalty minutes in 268 games. He also captured an OHL title and a Memorial Cup championship with Oshawa during the 2014-15 season.

Pedersen was a fifth-round selection (#126 overall) of the Carolina Hurricanes in the 2013 NHL Entry Draft.

October 12, 2018


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