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Solar Bears bring back Harpur

Tuesday, July 25th
Action photo of Chris Harpur of the Orlando Solar Bears

ORLANDO, Fla. — The Orlando Solar Bears announced thaty defenseman Chris Harpur has agreed to terms on a contract, re-signing for the 2023-24 season. 

Harpur was one of two Solar Bears players to appear in all 72 regular-season games during the 2022-23 season, scoring 11 points (2g-9a) in his first full professional campaign.

The 26-year-old earned 58 points (10g-48a) in 161 games over five seasons at Niagara University. The Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario native set the program record for most games played in school history, while captaining the roster during the 2020-21 and 2021-22 seasons.

Before entering the college ranks, Harpur played Junior A in the British Columbia Hockey League with the Cowichan Valley Capitals and Victoria Grizzlies, where he collected 74 points (12g-62a) in 168 combined games.

Harpur is the younger brother of New York Rangers defenseman Ben Harpur.

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