SAN FRANCISCO – The San Francisco Bulls, ECHL affiliate of the San Jose Sharks, announced today that right wing Dale Mitchell and center Brett Parnham have agreed to terms and will join the Bulls’ Training Camp roster.
Mitchell, 24, enters his fourth season of professional hockey. He was drafted by the Toronto Maple Leafs in the third round (74th overall) of the 2007 NHL Entry Draft. Last season, the native of Etobicoke, Ontario played in Austria with Dornbirn, finishing third on the team with 39 points (13g-26a) in 52 games. Mitchell has 62 games of American Hockey League experience, totaling 16 points (7g-9a) and 35 penalty minutes split between the Toronto Marlies and Syracuse Crunch. He has also produced 35 points (18g-17a) in 40 games with the Reading Royals. Prior to turning pro, Mitchell won two Memorial Cups with the Windsor Spitfires in 2009 and 2010, when he was an alternate captain. In 293 Ontario Hockey League games, he registered 294 points (136g-158a) and 354 penalty minutes.
Parnham, 24, spent the last two seasons playing in Russia and Kazakhstan. The native of Orillia, Ontario last played in North America in 2010-11 with the Utah Grizzlies. In 95 games with Utah over two seasons, Parnham recorded 45 points (21g-24a) and 62 penalty minutes. In juniors, Parnham led Oshawa of the OHL in scoring in 2008-09 with 76 points (50g-26a) in 65 games. In 243 total games in the OHL with Oshawa and Sudbury, Parnham totaled 199 points (110g-89a) and 185 penalty minutes.