BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (Jan. 19, 2011) – The Bridgeport Sound Tigers announced today they have loaned defenseman Benn Olson to the Alaska Aces of the ECHL.

Olson, 24, has posted one goal and team-leading 74 penalty minutes in 17 games with the Sound Tigers this season The 6-4, 215-pound defenseman joined the Sound Tigers on an AHL contract this season after appearing in 17 games with the Sound Tigers on a professional tryout contract last season.

The Port McNeil, BC native is in the midst of his fourth professional season and has appeared in 178 pro games, including 98 contests in the ECHL with the Florida Everblades and Cincinnati Cyclones. In those 98 ECHL games between Florida and Cincinnati, Olson has recorded one goal and 12 assists in addition to 335 penalty minutes.