San Francisco, Calif. – The San Francisco Bulls Professional Ice Hockey Team, proud affiliate of the San Jose Sharks, announced today the signing of rookie centers Dean Ouellet (wuh-LET) and Jordan Clendenning (clehn-DEHN-ing). The Bulls roster has reached 15, with just 30 days until the drop of the puck on October 12.
“Dean and Jordan bring additional point production and leadership to the center position,” said SF Bulls President and Head Coach. “Dean has been a proven playmaker and leader in juniors and in college. Jordan is one of those guys that makes players around him better and is a champion at the collegiate level.”
Ouellet, 25, led the University of Moncton the past two seasons in scoring, totaling 30 points (13 goals, 17 assists) in 2010-11 and 34 points (6 goals, 28 assists) in 2011-12. In 2009-10, the 5-foot, 11-inch, 184-pound Edmunston, New Brunswick native tied for the team lead in points with 24. In Ouellet’s first season with Moncton, he tied for second on the team with 30 points (7 goals, 23 assists). Prior to Moncton, Ouellet was a leader for Cape Breton of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League (QMJHL), captaining the team in 2007-08 and serving as alternate captain in 2006-07. In four seasons in the QMJHL, Ouellet registered 258 points (107 goals, 151 assists) in 250 games.
“I’m really excited about signing with the San Francisco Bulls,” said Ouellet. “I’ve heard a lot of good things about Pat and the organization and I feel very fortunate for the opportunity. Also, I’ve many great things about the city of San Francisco, so I can’t wait to get started.”
Clendenning, 25, is a two-time champion (2009 and 2011) of the University Cup of the Canadian Interuniversity Sport at the University of New Brunswick. He served as one New Brunswick’s alternate captains in his final season, 2011-12. In four years with New Brunswick, the 5-foot, 11-inch, 202-pound the Fredericton, New Brunswick native finished with 42 points (23 goals, 19 assists) in 82 games. Before university, Clendenning spent five seasons in the QMJHL, captaining Acadie-Bathurst in 2006-07. In 323 QMJHL games, Clendenning totaled 231 points in 323 games.
“I’m excited to get to San Francisco and be a part of their new hockey team,” said Clendenning. “I’ve heard great things about the city. And the Bulls organization seems excited to get the season started.”
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.
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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/