West Valley City, Utah – Utah Grizzlies Head Coach/General Manager Tim Branham announced today that the team has re-signed defenseman Mike Folkes for the 2014-15 season. He becomes the first player announced by the Grizzlies for 2014-2015.
The Grizzlies are the ECHL affiliate of the Anaheim Ducks of the National Hockey League and the Norfolk Admirals of the American Hockey League.
Folkes, 25, enters his second season as a pro after playing 44 games and totaling four points (1g-3a), a +2 and 78 penalty minutes last year. He fought six times for Utah during his rookie season.
Folkes played collegiately at Ohio State University where he was a two-time Academic All Big Ten Choice. He also played two seasons at Carleton University.