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Bulldogs Welcome Tangradi as Habs Trade Budaj, Holland

CANADIENS ACQUIRE TANGRADI FROM JETS IN EXCHANGE FOR PETER BUDAJ AND PATRICK HOLLAND

Hamilton Bulldogs Media Release

Eric Tangradi (Photo by Marianne Helm/Getty Images)
Eric Tangradi (Photo by Marianne Helm/Getty Images)

MONTREAL, QUE. – Montreal Canadiens and Hamilton Bulldogs general manager Marc Bergevin announced today the Canadiens have acquired forward Eric Tangradi from the Winning Jets in exchange for goaltender Peter Budaj and forward Patrick Holland. Tangradi will report to the Bulldogs.

Tangradi spent the 2013-14 season in the National Hockey League with the Jets. In 55 games with Winnipeg, the 25-year-old recorded six points (three goals, three assists) and 21 penalty minutes. A veteran of five professional seasons, the Philadelphia, Pa. native has played more than 300 NHL and American Hockey League regular season games combined. In 136 career NHL regular season games with the Jets and Pittsburgh Penguins, he has recorded 15 points (five goals, 10 assists) and 69 penalty minutes. In 178 career AHL regular season games with the Wilkes-Barre / Scranton Penguins, he has recorded 121 points (60 goals, 61 assists) and 214 penalty minutes. Tangradi was originally selected by the Anaheim Ducks in the second round (42nd overall) in the 2007 NHL Entry Draft.

Holland spent most of the past two seasons with the Bulldogs. In 2013-14, played five games with the Canadiens, recording no points or penalty minutes. In 126 career AHL regular season games with the Bulldogs, he recorded 45 points (16 goals, 29 assists) and 10 penalty minutes. Originally selected by the Calgary Flames in the seventh round (193rd overall) in the 2010 NHL Entry Draft, Holland was acquired from the Flames on Jan. 12, 2012 with forward Rene Bourque and a second round selection in 2013 (Zachary Fucale) in return for Mike Cammalleri and a fifth-round pick in 2012 (Ryan Culkin).

The Bulldogs open the 2014-15 regular season on Saturday, Oct. 11 when they will visit the Rochester Americans at Blue Cross Arena at the War Memorial at 7:05 p.m. The puck drops for Hamilton’s home-opening weekend on Friday, Oct. 17, when the ‘Dogs host the Toronto Marlies at FirstOntario Centre at 7:30 p.m.

Hamilton Bulldogs 2014-15 season tickets, flex tickets, group tickets and single-game tickets are on sale now. For more information, call 1-866-DOGS-TIX or visit hamiltonbulldogs.com.

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