Orlando, FL - The Orlando Solar Bears
announced today that they have agreed to terms with forward Dan Dries.
Dries (6'0", 194 lbs.) played 13 games this season, his first full professional campaign, with Ilves of the Finish elite league (SM-liiga), notching one assist. He also skated in nine games for the St. John's IceCaps
of the American Hockey Dan Dries League (AHL) at the end of last season, where he picked up one goal and two assists.
Prior to turning pro, Dries played four seasons in the NCAA, two with the University of New Hampshire (2007-09) and two with Ohio State University (2010-2012). In 135 collegiate games, the Lake Orion, Michigan, native scored 49 goals and 49 assists for 98 points. He picked up 28 points during his Freshman year with New Hampshire in 2007-08, finishing fifth on the team in points. With Ohio State, he finished second on the team in goals and third in points in both seasons, including a career high 15 goals in 36 games during the 2010-11 season.