Bulls acquire Bowman’s rights, sign McDonough

San Francisco Bulls, ECHL affiliate of the San Jose Sharks, announced that the club has acquired the ECHL rights to defenseman Collin Bowman from the Colorado Eagles and have agreed to terms with forward Ryan McDonough.

Bowman, 22, enters his second season as a professional having spent last season with the Eagles, accumulating 34 points (11g-23a) and 102 penalty minutes in 69 games. Before turning pro, the 6-foot, 3-inch 215-pund native of Littleton, Colo. played five full seasons in the Western Hockey League with the Kelowna Rockets, Moose Jaw Warriors and Calgary Hitmen, recording 148 points (35g-113a) in 346 games. Bowman served as Moose Jaw’s captain in 2010-11.

McDonough, 25, enters his sixth season as a professional and his first in North America. He spent the last two seasons with the Hannover Indians in Germany where he accumulated 77 points (28g-59a) in 87 games. Before turning pro, the 5-foot, 9-inch 180-pound native of Etobicoke, Ontario played four seasons with the Saginaw Spirit of the OHL recording 284 points (133g-151a) in 258 games. McDonough has also played in Austria and Italy. In 2005-06, McDonough participated in the Under-18 World Junior Championship with Canada.