Are the Solar Bears in the NHL? The Solar Bears entered into a three-year affiliation agreement with the Tampa Bay Lightning of the NHL prior to the 2018-19 season. The affiliation was extended an additional two seasons on July 19, 2021.
What level is Solar Bears hockey? They play in the South Division of the ECHL’s Eastern Conference and are affiliated with the Tampa Bay Lightning of the National Hockey League and Syracuse Crunch of the American Hockey League.
How much do solar Bear hockey players make? The weekly salary cap for 2021-22 is $14,400 per week for the first 30 days of the season and $13,900 per week for the balance of the season. The weekly salary floor is $10,600.
What happened to the Orlando Solar Bears? The Solar Bears franchise started in 1995 and played in the International Hockey League (IHL) until the league folded in 2001. They were owned by the DeVos family, who also owned the Grand Rapids Griffins and the Kansas City Blades of the IHL and the Orlando Magic of the NBA.