Bulldogs sign defenseman Bobby Shea to a AHL level deal

The Hamilton Bulldogs announced today that they have signed defenseman Bobby Shea to a AHL/ECHL level contract.

Official release,

Montreal Canadiens and Hamilton Bulldogs General Manager Marc Bergevin announced today the Bulldogs have signed defenceman Bobby Shea to a one-year, two-way American Hockey League / ECHL contract for the 2014-2015 season.

Shea split the 2013-2014 season between the AHL’s Rockford IceHogs and the ECHL’s Toledo Walleye. In 29 regular season games with Rockford, the 24-year-old recorded seven points (three goals, four assists) and 84 penalty minutes. In 19 regular season games with Toledo, the Harrison Township, Michigan native registered four points (two goals, two assists) and 22 penalty minutes.

The 5’11”, 201-pound defenceman turned professional with the ECHL’s Reading Royals at the end of the 2012-2013 season following a four-year collegiate career. In four regular season games with Reading in 2012-2013, he recorded one assist and 17 penalty minutes. Then, in 15 playoff games, he recorded three points (two goals, one assist) and 21 penalty minutes as he helped Reading capture the 2013 Kelly Cup championship.

Before turing pro, Shea played four seasons with the Bowling Green State University Falcons. In 139 career regular season games with Bowling Green from 2009 to 2013, he recorded 36 points (nine goals, 27 assists) and 239 penalty minutes.

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