Jackson Keane signs in ECHL with Orlando

Courtesy of Orlando Solar Bears

ORLANDO, Fla. — The Orlando Solar Bears have announced the club has agreed to terms with forward Jackson Keane on an ECHL Standard Player Contract for the 2021-22 season.

Jackson spent two seasons with the Winnipeg Blues (2013-15) where he was named to the MJHL All-Rookie Team and MJHL Second All-Star Team.  In his rookie season in Winnipeg, Keane helped the Blues capture the Turnbull Cup championship.

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.

The 5-foot-9, 164-pound forward played in 73 career games for North Dakota, producing 14 points (5g-9a).