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Bulls ink trio of returnees


SAN FRANCISCO – The
San Francisco Bulls, ECHL affiliate of the National Hockey League's San Jose Sharks, announced today the team has agreed to terms with defensemen Scott Langdon and Dylan King, and forward Kris Belan.

Langdon, 28, served as the Bulls’ captain to end the 2012-13 season and enters his sixth season of professional hockey. The Ancaster, Ontario native led the Bulls with 150 penalty minutes and a +6 rating. In 67 games with the Bulls, Langdon totaled 12 points (1g-11a). He was named the team’s Top Defenseman and won the Fan Favorite Award. In 281 career professional games in the American Hockey League, ECHL and Central Hockey League, the product of Niagara University has recorded 63 points (12g-51a) and 581 penalty minutes.

King, 23, returns to the Bulls for his third year in professional hockey. The Thessalon, Ontario native finished with 11 points (2g-9a) and 99 penalty minutes in 69 games with the Bulls in 2012-13. He was named the team’s Most Improved Player in 2012-13. In 125 professional games between the AHL, ECHL and CHL, King has 20 points (6g-14a) and 160 penalty minutes. Prior to turning pro, King served as an alternate captain for the Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds of the Ontario Hockey League.

Belan, 26, played in his first full professional season with the Bulls in 2012-13. He ranked second on the team with 141 penalty minutes and compiled 21 points (8g-13a) in 58 games. The Florence, Ontario native was named the Bulls’ Top Rookie in 2012-13. Belan also received a call-up to the Manchester Monarchs of the AHL, recording one assist and seven penalty minutes in eight games. He finished second on the team with four points in five playoff games. Belan played in 13 games with the Toledo Walleye in 2011-12, following his five-year career at the University of Guelph. He also played three seasons in the OHL before entering college.