Bulls Add Big, Mobile Defenseman Josh Kidd
SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. - The San Francisco Bulls, proud affiliate of the San Jose Sharks, announced today the team has agreed to terms with defenseman Josh Kidd. The Sundridge, Ontario native joins Scott Langdon and Dylan King on the Bulls' 2013-14 blueline.
"Josh is a big, mobile defenseman" said Bulls President and Head Coach Pat Curcio. "He has some AHL experience and has NHL potential. He's going to be a solid addition to our defense."
Kidd, 24, returns to the pro ranks after playing the previous four seasons at the University of New Brunswick. The 6-foot, 4-inch, 220-pound backliner was drafted by the Los Angeles Kings in the seventh round, 184th overall, of the 2007 NHL Entry draft. Kidd spent parts of two seasons with the American Hockey League's Manchester Monarchs from 2007-09. In 42 games, Kidd produced 10 points (2 goals, 8 assists).
"I'm looking forward to coming to a new team and making a difference," said Kidd. I'm hoping to contribute and get the team some wins. I'm a small town guy so it will be interesting to play in a big city like San Francisco."
In 2011 and 2013, Kidd helped lead the University of New Brunswick to the Canadian Interuniversity Sport University Cup. In 72 games with New Brunswick, Kidd totaled 26 points (7 goals, 19 assists). Prior to playing with Manchester, Kidd spent four seasons with the Erie Otters of the Ontario Hockey League, producing 50 points (18 goals, 32 assists) and 229 penalty minutes in 232 games.
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