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Orlando Solar Bears sign former Boston University forward Robbie Baillargeon

After finishing last year with the Solar Bears, Baillargeon has agreed to a new contract.

2015 NCAA Division I Men’s Hockey Championships Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images

Today the Orlando Solar Bears have announced the signing of center Robbie Baillargeon for the 2018-19 season. Baillargeon was acquired by the Solar Bears last season at the trade deadline from the South Carolina Stingrays. He scored nine assists in 21 games for South Carolina and added another four assists in eight games for the Solar Bears. He also took part in six games with one assist during the playoffs. Baillargeon began his professional career last season after finishing his collegiate career. He has yet to score his first professional goal.

Measuring up at 6’0” and 165 pounds, Baillargeon is a slight forward and a former fifth-round draft pick of the Ottawa Senators in the 2012 NHL Entry Draft. Ottawa declined to sign him to an entry level contract at the end of his NCAA career in 2016-17 and he became an NHL free agent last fall.

In his draft year, Baillargeon put up 14 goals and 48 points in 54 games for the Indiana Ice in the USHL. He followed that up with 18 goals and 41 points over 55 games split between the Indiana Ice and the Omaha Lancers. He participated in the playoffs only in his first season in the USHL and scored four goals and six points in six games.

Following his two seasons in the USHL, Baillargeon joined the Boston University Terriers for the 2013-14 season. He had a successful freshman season with 10 goals and 27 points in 35 games. The following season, his production took a dip as future first-overall draft pick Jack Eichel joined the team along with former Tampa Bay Lightning second round pick Johnathan MacLeod. He only managed three goals and 16 points in 30 games as BU went on to win the national championship. In his junior season with BU, he scored six goals and 12 points over 36 games. After his junior season, Baillargeon transferred to Arizona State University where he got back to his freshman level of production scoring nine goals and 21 points in just 28 games played.

The Orlando Solar Bears are the ECHL affiliate of the Tampa Bay Lightning.