Sunday, May 22, 2022

Solar Bears Assign Ex Viper Tufto To Syracuse Crunch:

The ECHL Orlando Solar Bears have assigned former Vernon Vipers forward Odeen

Tufto to the American Hockey League Syracuse Crunch.

Here is the press release from the Orlando Solar Bears website,

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Tufto has split the 2021-22 season between the American Hockey League Syracuse Crunch and the ECHL Orlando Solar Bears. In 4 games with the Crunch, Tufto has (0-goals-0-assists-0-points). In 36 games with the Solar Bears, Tufto has (7-goals-24-assists-31-points).

Tufto is in his first season with the Orlando Solar Bears and his second season with the Syracuse Crunch.

Tufto played four seasons at Quinnipiac University from 2017-2021 before signing his first professional contract with the Tampa Bay Lightning March 31st 2021. The Lightning assigned Tufto to the American Hockey League Syracuse Crunch after his college career ended last season. Tufto finished the 2020-21 season with the Syracuse Crunch, playing in 4 games.

Tufto played one season in Vernon with the 2015-16 Vernon Vipers. In 57 games with the Vipers, Tufto collected (25-goals-40-assists-65-points). Tufto left the Vipers after one season for the United States Hockey League. Tufto played one season in the USHL with Fargo, Tri-City & Sioux City before committing to Quinnipiac University for the 2017-18 season.

Odeen Tufto's Player Profile:

Odeen Tufto - Elite Prospects

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