Norfolk, Va - Norfolk Admirals Professional Hockey Club, proud affiliates of the Carolina Hurricanes and Chicago Wolves, announced on Thursday afternoon that goaltender Michael Bullion has signed a contract with the club for the 2022-23 season.
Bullion, 25, is the first goaltender to sign a contract with the Admirals for the upcoming season.
The Anchorage, AK native returns to Norfolk after playing in nine games with the club last season. After finishing his USports career at the University of Ontario Institute of Tech, Bullion signed with Norfolk on January 10. The right-handed catching goaltender made his first professional start five days later in North Charleston against the Stingrays. He made 28 saves on 30 shots and showed flashes of brilliance, but the Admirals suffered a 2-1 setback.
Bullion would pick up his first ECHL victory against the Atlanta Gladiators on March 11, making 32 saves on 35 shots. In the last five games of the Admirals season, Bullion would receive two starts in goal. On April 3 against the Jacksonville Icemen, he made 29 saves on 29 shots in a 3-0 shutout victory. In the last game of the season against the Greenville Swamp Rabbits, Bullion would finish his campaign on a high note, making 15 saves on 17 shots in a 5-2 win.
"Michael is a great goaltender who works tirelessly at improving his game and brings positive energy," said Admirals General Manager and Head Coach Rod Taylor. "He won some very big games for us this past year stopping some amazing shots. I really looking forward to his play this upcoming season."
Prior to turning pro, Bullion went 20-14 with Ontario Tech. He made 24 appearances with the Portland Winterhawks of the Western Hockey League and then 65 with the Medicine Hat Tigers.
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About Norfolk Admirals Professional Hockey
Norfolk Admirals Professional Hockey is a member of the ECHL, the premier Double-A hockey league, and brings affordable, family entertainment to Hampton Roads and play its home games at Scope Arena in Norfolk, striving to contribute to Norfolk’s rich regional impact of entertainment, culture, and the arts. The Admirals are affiliated with the National Hockey League’s (NHL) Carolina Hurricanes and American Hockey League’s (AHL) Chicago Wolves. The Admirals have won three Kelly Cups (1991, 1992, 1998). The club transitioned to the AHL in 2000 and won the Calder Cup in 2012 while capturing 28 consecutive wins—still the record for the longest active streak in AHL history. The team rejoined the ECHL in 2015. Blake Cullen founded the Hampton Roads Admirals in 1989. Visit www.norfolkadmirals.com for more information.
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