Five Bridgeport Players Join Bullies Camp
October 5, 2004
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. â" The Atlantic City Boardwalk Bullies announced
that forwards Jeff Bateman, Paul Caponigri and Derek Edwardson and
defensemen Dave Reid and Ben Wallace will report to training camp
after being released by the Bridgeport Sound Tigers of the American
Hockey League. Atlantic City is the ECHL affiliate of Bridgeport.
Selected in the fourth round (126th overall) by the Dallas Stars in
the 1999 NHL Entry Draft, the 23-year-old Bateman played for Idaho of
the ECHL in 2003-04, scoring 31 points (7g-24a) in 52 regular season
games and one goal in 11 Kelly Cup Playoff games. He also scored one
goal in six games with Utah of the AHL.