Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League

Bombers alum Houle signs with AHL’s Barracuda

(Photo credit to University of Maine)

(Article courtesy San Jose Barracuda)

San Jose, Ca. – The San Jose Barracuda (@SJBarracuda), top affiliate of the San Jose Sharks (@SanJoseSharks), and General Manager Joe Will announced today that the team has signed forward Donavan Houle (Hool) to an amateur tryout agreement (ATO).

Houle, 24, just wrapped up his senior season at the University of Maine, where he notched 24 points (nine goals, 15 assists), 33 penalty minutes and a plus-10 rating in 36 games.

Over his four years with the Black Bears, the six-foot-one, 195-pounder, appeared in 120 games, collecting 64 points (28 goals, 36 assists), 258 shots, 107 penalty minutes, six power-play goals, two shorthanded goals, and four game-winners.

Prior to his collegiate career, the Montreal, Quebec, native spent three seasons with the Flin Flon Bombers of the Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League (SJHL), totaling 134 points. (56 goals, 78 assists), and 244 penalty minutes in 155 games.