San Jose Sharks General Manager Doug Wilson announced Thursday that the Sharks have renewed their affiliation agreement with the San Francisco Bulls of the ECHL for the 2013-14 season. The Worcester Sharks continue to serve as San Jose’s American Hockey League affiliate.
The 2013-14 campaign marks the second season the Bulls have served as the ECHL development affiliate of the Sharks.
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“We had an extremely positive relationship with the Bulls last season as a development vehicle for players within our system and we look forward to continuing that agreement,” said Wilson.
The San Jose and Worcester Sharks organizations placed seven players in San Francisco during last season, including 2009 San Jose draft selection Marek Viedensky and Daniil Tarasov, who parlayed his 2012-13 season into a two-year, NHL contract with San Jose.
The Bulls will continue to play their home games at the historic Cow Palace, where the Sharks played their first two NHL seasons prior to moving into SAP Center at San Jose (then San Jose Arena) in 1993.
San Jose Sharks Media Services contributed to this report.