San Francisco, Calif. – The San Francisco Bulls Professional Hockey Team, proud affiliate of the San Jose Sharks, announced today the signing of defenseman. With just 23 days until the drop of the puck on October 12, the Bulls have 16 players signed.
“Martin is going to be another solid addition to our defense core that is starting to shape up,” said SF Bulls President and Head Coach Pat Curcio. “He was a sought after rookie by many teams. We believe he has the potential to move up the ranks fairly quickly.”
Lee, 23, captained Elmira College, a powerhouse in the NCAA at the Division III level. He is a two-time ECAC West Defensive Player of the Year recipient, as well as an ACHA Third-Team All-American. In 2011-12, his final season with Elmira, Lee led the team’s defense in scoring with 19 points (3 goals, 16 assists) in 26 games. Over four years with Elmira, Lee finished with 52 points (8 goals, 44 assists) in 99 contests. The 6-foot, 3-inch, 200-pound Toronto, native, helped lead Elmira to first in the conference during the regular season and to the NCAA tournament four consecutive years. Lee was also a member of the All-Academic Team and a Presidential Scholar, while at Elmira.
“I am very excited to be a part of the unique experience of bringing professional hockey back to San Francisco,” said Lee. “I have heard nothing but great things about the entire Bulls organization and the passionate fans of San Francisco. I am looking forward to kicking off my professional hockey career in such a great city. ”
About the San Francisco Bulls
The San Francisco Bulls Professional Hockey Team will officially take the ice as an expansion team of the ECHL on October 12. The Bulls are the ECHL affiliate of the NHL’s San Jose Sharks. The Bulls are part of the Western Conference of the ECHL, and will play a 72-game schedule with 36 home games to take place at the legendary Cow Palace. The ECHL’s Western Conference includes the following member teams and their NHL affiliates: Colorado Eagles (Winnipeg Jets), Idaho Steelheads (Dallas Stars), Utah Grizzlies (Calgary Flames), Ontario Reign (Los Angeles Kings), Stockton Thunder (Edmonton Oilers), Alaska Aces, Bakersfield Condors and Las Vegas Wranglers. For more information about The San Francisco Bulls, including Season Ticket opportunities and corporate partnerships, please visit http://sfbulls.com or call 415-469-9843.
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/