Bulls agree to terms with Lawrence and King
Lawrence, 25, led Stockton in scoring in 2010-11 with 54 points (22g-32a) in 57 games. He also played in eight games with Worcester and Houston of American Hockey League that season. The 6-foot, 4-inch, 210-pound sniper returns to the ECHL after spending last season with Salzburg of Austria’s top division. A native of Toronto, Ontario, Lawrence spent most of his first three seasons professionally from 2008-10 with Norfolk of the AHL, where he totaled 31 points (10g-21a) in 173 games. A 2005 third-round draft pick of the Tampa Bay Lightning, Lawrence earned a Silver Medal representing Canada at the IIHF Under-18 World Championships in 2005. Prior to turning pro, Lawrence played five seasons in the Ontario Hockey League with Sault Ste. Marie and Mississauga.
King, 22, enters his second year of pro hockey, having split last season between Allen of the Central Hockey League and Lake Erie of the AHL. He played in eight games with Lake Erie, tallying one assist and adding four penalty minutes. With Allen, King compiled eight points (4g-4a) and 55 penalty minutes in 48 games. For his efforts, King competed in the CHL All-Star Game and was named to the All-Rookie Team. At the end of his junior career, the 6-foot, 1-inch, 193-poind blueliner played in the 2011 CHL playoffs for Allen, recording one assist in 13 contests. A native of Thessalon, Ontario, King finished his OHL career with 44 points (11g-33a) in 240 contests with Sault Ste. Marie.