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Reign add pair of blueliners


ONTARIO, Calif. – The Ontario Reign, ECHL affiliate of the NHL’s Los Angeles Kings and Winnipeg Jets, announced that the team has agreed to terms with defensemen Jeff May and Nolan Julseth-White for the 2014-15 season.

May, 27, spent the majority of last season with the Las Vegas Wranglers, totaling 25 points (11g-14a) and 29 penalty minutes in 42 games. He also saw time in the American Hockey League with the Hershey Bears and Texas Stars, contributing one assist and two penalty minutes in three games. May has spent his entire ECHL career with the Wranglers, recording 62 points (22g-40a) in 115 games in Las Vegas, and was also a member of the Wranglers’ 2012 team that advanced to the Kelly Cup Finals. In 259 career pro games, the 6-foot-1, 186-pound blueliner has recorded 83 points (26g-57a) and 227 penalty minutes.

The native of Richmond, British Columbia has also played overseas, as he suited up for Ducs d’Angers of France’s Ligue Magnus in 2012-13, logging eight points (4g-4a) and 64 penalty minutes in 24 games. Prior to turning pro, May played five seasons of junior hockey from 2002-08 with the Prince Albert Raiders and Lethbridge Hurricanes of the Western Hockey League, amassing 143 points (19g-124a) and 338 penalty minutes in 310 career games. May was selected by the Detroit Red Wings in the fifth round (151st overall) of the 2005 NHL Entry Draft.

Julseth-White, 26, joins May in Ontario after completing his second season with Las Vegas. In 68 games with the Wranglers last season, Julseth-White tallied 11 points (2g-9a) and had 49 penalty minutes. The native of Chilliwack, British Columbia made his pro debut with Las Vegas in 2012-13, while seeing some time in the AHL with the San Antonio Rampage and Providence Bruins. In 129 career pro games, Julseth-White has posted 32 points (5g-27a) and 82 penalty minutes.

Prior to turning pro, Julseth-White played four seasons of collegiate hockey with Union College from 2008-12. During his senior year, Julseth-White captained the Dutchmen to their first Frozen Four appearance. In 100 games with Union, Julseth-White tallied 18 assists and 62 penalty minutes.