SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. – The San Francisco Bulls Professional Hockey Team, proud affiliate of the San Jose Sharks, announced today they have acquired defenseman Daniel Maggio from the Fort Wayne Komets of the ECHL. The trade completes the deal that sent Simon Danis-Pepin to the Komets.
Maggio, 22, was drafted by the New York Rangers in the sixth round, 170th overall, of the 2009 NHL Entry Draft. He completed his first professional season in 2012-13, competing with the Lake Erie Monsters and Bridgeport Sound Tigers of the American Hockey League (AHL), and Fort Wayne. In 26 career AHL games, the 6-foot, 3-inch Windsor, Ontario native has produced four points (1 goal, 3 assists) and 110 penalty minutes. In Fort Wayne, Maggio finished with 18 points (5 goals, 13 assists) and 147 penalty minutes in 43 games.
Before turning pro, Maggio spent five seasons developing in the Ontario Hockey League (OHL) with the Sudbury Wolves, Guelph Storm and Oshawa Generals. In 284 OHL games, Maggio totaled 100 points (25 goals, 75 assists) and 491 penalty minutes.
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About the ECHL
The ECHL began in 1988-89 with five teams in four states. Today, the league has 22 teams in 15 states. The ECHL celebrated its 25th Anniversary in 2012-13 and is the third-longest tenured professional hockey league behind only the National Hockey League and the American Hockey League. A total of 256 players from the ECHL have made it to the NHL over the last eight seasons. The ECHL is the primary developmental league for the NHL and the AHL. On opening day of the 2012-13 season, 87 former ECHL players were on NHL rosters. The ECHL teams are divided into the Eastern Conference and the Western Conference. All teams play a 72-game schedule. For more information please visit http://www.echl.com/