San Francisco, Calif. – The San Francisco Bulls Professional Hockey Team, proud affiliate of the San Jose Sharks, announced today the signing of defenseman Trevor Hendrikx. The Bulls have a total of 10 players, including three defensemen on their inaugural 2012-13 season roster.
“Trevor is another good addition to our defensive unit that we anticipate to be a solid shut down group,” said SF Bulls President and Head Coach Pat Curcio. “Knowing Trevor from the OHL, and having the luxury of coaching him in a tournament in Europe, I’m confident he’ll be one of the top all-around defensemen in the ECHL this season.”
Hendrikx, 27, brings six years of professional experience to the Bulls’ backline. The 6-foot, 2-inch, 205-pound blueliner played last season with Allen of the Central Hockey League (CHL) and Hamilton of the American Hockey League (AHL). Hendrikx recorded 14 points (5 goals, 9 assists) and 136 penalty minutes in 45 games with Allen. A native of Russell, Ontario, Hendrikx twice led Johnstown of the ECHL in penalty minutes with 164 in 2009-10 and 145 in 2008-09. Led Johnstown’s defense in scoring in 2009-10 with 25 points (6 goals, 19 assists). In 221 career ECHL games, Hendrikx has recorded 95 points (30 goals, 65 assists) and 625 penalty minutes. Hendrikx was twice drafted by the Columbus Blue Jackets, most recently in the seventh round, 201st overall, of the 2005 NHL Entry Draft. He helped lead Peterborough of the Ontario Hockey League (OHL) to the championship and the Memorial Cup in 2005-06. He ranked first in defense scoring on Peterborough his final two seasons (2004-06).
“I’m excited to join the Bulls organization,” said Hendrikx. “We’re putting together a good team and have a great coach. It’s a good operation, and I’m excited to get the season started. It’s great for San Francisco to get a team back. We’re going to put a good product on the ice and will hopefully get a good turnout at the games.”
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/