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TAMPA BAY LIGHTNING REASSIGN FORWARD BENNETT MACARTHUR TO SYRACUSE CRUNCH, CRUNCH RECALL FORWARD DANIEL WALKER

SYRACUSE, N.Y. – The Tampa Bay Lightning have reassigned forward Bennett MacArthur to the Syracuse Crunch from the Allen Americans of the ECHL, Crunch General Manager Stacy Roest announced today. Additionally, the Crunch has recalled forward Daniel Walker from the Orlando Solar Bears of the ECHL.

MacArthur, 22, has skated in 12 games with the Americans tallying three goals and eight assists after being assigned on Dec. 14. The 5-foot-11, 199-pound forward has also appeared in 12 games with the Solar Bears posting three points (1g, 2a). Last season, MacArthur played in four games for the Crunch and 53 games with the Solar Bears recording 10 goals and 18 assists.

MacArthur was signed to a three-year, entry-level contract by the Lightning on March 1, 2022.

Walker, 24, has played in three games with the Solar Bears and four games with the Crunch this season earning one assist. Last season, the 6-foot-5, 238-pound forward appeared in six contests with the Crunch posting one assist. He also skated in 23 games with the University of Waterloo and led the team in points (20) and goals (16). In two seasons with Waterloo, Walker played in 35 games posting 37 points (24g, 13a).
 
Prior to his collegiate career, the Sudbury, ON native spent four seasons in the OHL from 2016 to 2020 with the Oshawa Generals and North Bay Battalion. In 153 total games, Walker tallied 16 goals and 15 assists.

Single-game tickets and ticket packages for the 2023-24 season are on sale now and can be purchased in person at the Crunch office located inside the Upstate Medical University Arena at Onondaga County War Memorial at 800 S. State St. in Syracuse, by calling the office at 315-473-4444 or online through Ticketmaster. For the latest Crunch news, visit www.syracusecrunch.com or follow the club on Facebook (www.facebook.com/syracusecrunch), Twitter (@SyracuseCrunch) and Instagram (@syracusecrunch).

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