SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. – The San Francisco Bulls Professional Hockey Team, proud affiliate of the San Jose Sharks, announced today defenseman Theo Peckham has signed with the Bulls. Peckham joins the Bulls after spending a majority of the past four seasons playing for the Edmonton Oilers of the National Hockey League. He skated with the team today in practice and is expected to play in a game some time this week.
“We’re very excited to have Theo on board,” said SF Bulls President/Head Coach Pat Curcio. “He is a proven NHL defenseman and will make our defensive core significantly stronger. We look forward to seeing Theo proudly don a Bulls jersey for a game soon.”
Peckham, 24, was a third round draft pick, 75th overall, by Edmonton in 2006. He has played in 156 NHL games, all with the Oilers, accumulating 17 points (3 goals, 14 assists) and 382 penalty minutes. The 6-foot, 2-inch, 235-pound native of Richmond Hill, Ontario skated in a career-high 71 games with the Oilers in 2011-12.
Peckham also skated in 143 games with the Springfield Falcons of the American Hockey League, totaling 38 points (12 goals, 26 assists) and 387 penalty minutes. Prior to turning pro, Peckham played in 181 games with Owen Sound of the Ontario Hockey League, recording 60 points (17 goals, 43 assists) and 618 penalty minutes. In 2005-06, he set the Owen Sound single-season record with 236 penalty minutes.
The Bulls return home to the Cow Palace on Friday, November 9 for a Bulls Inaugural Season Hat Giveaway, courtesy of the San Francisco Chronicle, against the Stockton Thunder. On Saturday, November 10, it’s Team Poster Giveaway, courtesy of Stayingahead.com, when the Bulls take on the Ontario Reign. The puck drops at 7:15 pm for both games. Call up the Bulls office at 855-SF-BULLS (855-732-8557) to find out about group rates. Get to the game by public transportation. Free SF Bulls shuttles from the Balboa Park BART/Muni station take you to and from the Cow Palace on game days, beginning 90 minutes before the drop of the puck.
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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/