SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. – The San Francisco Bulls Professional Hockey Team, proud affiliate of the San Jose Sharks, announced today that right wing Daniil Tarasov has been loaned by their AHL affiliate, the Worcester Sharks. Prospects from the Sharks on the Bulls now total five, including Thomas Heemskerk, Taylor Nelson, Mikael Tam, Marek Viedensky and Tarasov. In addition, Kevin Baker was traded to the South Carolina Stingrays for future considerations.
Tarasov, 21, is in his first year of professional hockey. He began the season with Worcester, playing in one game. The 6-foot, 195-pound, native of Moscow, Russia, ranked second in the United States Hockey League (USHL) last season with 88 points (47 goals, 41 assists) in 60 games. Tarasov was named to the 2011-12 All-USHL First Team. In 2010-11, Tarasov was named to the All-USHL Second Team, finishing second in the league with 75 points (37 goals, 38 assists) in 57 games.
Baker, 25, in his first year of professional hockey recorded six points (4 goals, 2 assists) in 11 games with the Bulls.
On Friday, the Bulls host the Ontario Reign for a Food Drive and Player Tote Bag Giveaway, courtesy of Seton Medical Center. Bring a canned food item to the arena to receive a 2-for-1 coupon to any 2012-13 regular season game. The first 1,000 fans, 13 and over, receive a player tote bag. On Saturday, it’s a Toy Drive, presented by the SF Firefighters Local 798, and a Team Photo Giveaway, courtesy of Stayingahead.com. Bring in a new and unwrapped toy to the arena to receive a 2-for-1 coupon to any 2012-13 regular season game. The first 5,000 fans in attendance receive a team poster. The puck drops at 7:15 on Friday and Saturday.
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/