SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. – The San Francisco Bulls Professional Hockey Team, proud affiliate of the San Jose Sharks, announced today that they have acquired Idaho Steelheads forward and Dallas Stars prospect Tristan King from the Idaho Steelheads. The acquisition completes the deal that sent Rylan Galiardi to the Steelheads, yesterday. King is expected to be in the lineup tomorrow with the Bulls to face his former team in Idaho at 6:10 pm PT.
King, 22, is the Steelheads’ active leader in goals (18) and points (37) in 35 games this season. A native of Elk River, Minnesota, King skated in 11 games with the Texas Stars of the American Hockey League in 2010-11, recording four points (2 goals, 2 assists). In 109 career ECHL games with Idaho, the Greenville Road Warriors and Ontario Reign, King has totaled 92 points (39 goals, 53 assists). Prior to turning pro, King tallied 141 points (50 goals, 91 assists) in 250 games in the Western Hockey League with the Portland Winterhawks and Medicine Hat Tigers.
The Bulls will take off for a six-game road trip, during which they will face the Idaho Steelheads, Utah Grizzlies, Colorado Eagles, and Las Vegas Wranglers before returning home March 6 to host the Alaska Aces. Follow the games on KNBR.com and AmericaOneSports.com.
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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, 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/