SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. – The San Francisco Bulls Professional Hockey Team, proud affiliate of the San Jose Sharks, announced today the Toronto Maple Leafs have assigned forwards Andrew Crescenzi (cruh-SHEN-zee) and Jamie Devane (duh-VAN) from the Toronto Marlies. They are expected to suit up for the Bulls tonight against the Ontario Reign at the Cow Palace.
Devane, 21, was a third round draft pick, 68th overall, by Toronto in 2009. The 6-foot, 5-inch, 220-pound left wing finished his fourth season with the Plymouth Whalers of the OHL in 2011-12. He compiled 114 points (53 goals, 61 assists) in 237 games with Plymouth. He ranked fourth on Plymouth in penalty minutes last season with 104, and recorded a career-high 23 goals, 22 assists and 45 points.
Crescenzi, 20, also joins the pro ranks for the first time. He spent the past three years with the Kitchener Rangers of the OHL. The 6-foot, 5-inch, 208-pound center finished with 82 points (44 goals, 38 assists) in 175 games with Kitchener. In 2011-12, he recorded career-highs in goals (24), assists (23) and points (47).
Tonight, it’s Team Poster Giveaway Night, courtesy of stayingahead.com. The first 5,000 fans in attendance will receive a colored poster. The puck drops at 7:15 pm. Call up the Bulls office at 855-SF-BULLS (855-732-8557) to find out about group rates. Get to the game by public transportation, via free shuttles from the Balboa Park BART/Muni station.
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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/