SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. – The San Francisco Bulls Professional Hockey Team, proud affiliate of the San Jose Sharks, announced today that defenseman Sean Whitney has been claimed off of waivers from the Florida Everblades. In addition, left wing Kelsey Wilson was traded to the Trenton Titans for future considerations.
Whitney, 23, the younger brother of Edmonton Oilers defenseman, Ryan Whitney, joins former teammate Evan Barlow from Cornell University. The 6-foot, 4-inch, 195-pound native of Scituate, Massachusetts played 101 games at Cornell, recording 30 points (7 goals, 23 assists). Whitney helped lead the Big Red to an ECAC Championship in 2009. He was named to the ECAC All-Academic Team in 2008. The Cornell graduate played seven games this season for Florida.
Wilson, 26, played eight games for the Bulls this season with two points and 42 penalty minutes.
The Bulls head back to the road to take on the Reign in Ontario on Wednesday at 7 pm. They then return home for three weekend contests against the Idaho Steelheads (Friday) and the Utah Grizzlies (Saturday and Sunday). On Saturday, the first 1,000 fans 13 and over receive a Bulls Schedule T-Shirt. The puck drops at 7:15 pm on Friday and Saturday and 2:15 pm on Sunday. Call up the Bulls office at 855-SF-BULLS for your tickets.
SF Bulls Season Tickets start at less than $12 a seat and include the first four games of the Kelly Cup Playoffs, savings on parking and special invitations to “Meet The Team” and Chalk Talk Events. Individual tickets are now on sale. Click here to find out more or call 415-469-9843.
About the ECHL
The ECHL began in 1988-89 with five teams in four states. Today, the league has 23 teams in 16 states. The ECHL celebrates 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. The ECHL has had 234 players reach the NHL over the last seven seasons. It’s the primary developmental league for the NHL and the AHL. On opening day of the 2011-12 season, 83 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/