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Solar Bears agree to terms with Keane

Thursday, August 12th
Action photo of Jackson Keane

ORLANDO, Fla. — The Orlando Solar Bears have announced the club has agreed to terms with forward Jackson Keane on a contract for the 2021-22 season. 

Keane, 24, joins Orlando for his first full season of professional hockey after making his pro debut with the Wheeling Nailers during the 2020-21 season, where he recorded one assist in nine games. He also wrapped up a three-year collegiate career with the University of North Dakota Fighting Hawks, posting three points (2g-1a) in 26 games. Keane played in 73 career games for North Dakota, producing 14 points (5g-9a). 

The native of Winnipeg, Manitoba played one season of Junior A hockey for the Penticton Vees, where he tallied 24 points (8g-16a) in 49 games. He also suited up for two seasons in the United States Hockey League with the Sioux City Musketeers, helping the club reach the 2017 Clark Cup Finals, and generating 25 points (11g-14a) in 76 career games. 

Keane is the son of former NHL player and three-time Stanley Cup champion, and current Winnipeg Jets development coach Mike Keane. 

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