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Canadiens Assign Fournier, Bulldogs Recall Shea from ECHL’s Nailers

CANADIENS RE-ASSIGN FOURNIER, ‘DOGS RECALL SHEA
Fournier has five assists in 12 games with ECHL Wheeling this season

(Photo by Hamilton Bulldogs)
(Photo by Hamilton Bulldogs)

Hamilton Bulldogs Media Release

MONTREAL, QUE. – Montreal Canadiens and Hamilton Bulldogs general manager Marc Bergevin announced today the Canadiens have re-assigned forward Stefan Fournier to the Bulldogs from the ECHL’s Wheeling Nailers, while the ‘Dogs have recalled defenceman Bobby Shea from the Nailers.

Fournier has split this season between the Bulldogs and Nailers. In eight games with Hamilton, he has recorded one assist and seven penalty minutes. In 12 games with Wheeling, he has recorded five assists and 22 penalty minutes. In 48 career American Hockey League regular season games with the Bulldogs, the 6-3, 224-pound forward has recorded eight points (two goals, six assists) and 93 penalty minutes. In 13 career ECHL regular season games with the Nailers, the Dorval, Que. native recorded five assists and 22 penalty minutes. The 22-year-old was signed by the Canadiens to an entry-level contract on July 6, 2013.

Shea has also split this season between the Bulldogs and Nailers. In 13 games with Hamilton, he has recorded three points (one goal, two assists) and 21 penalty minutes. In 36 games with Wheeling, he has recorded 10 points (two goals, eight assists) and 93 penalty minutes. In 42 career American Hockey League regular season games with the Bulldogs and Rockford IceHogs, the 5-11, 195-pound defenceman has recorded 10 points (four goals, six assists) and 105 penalty minutes. In 59 career ECHL regular season games with the Nailers, Toledo Walleye and Reading Royals, the Harrison Township, Mich. native has recorded 15 points (four goals, 11 assists) and 132 penalty minutes. The 24-year-old was signed by the Bulldogs to a one-year contract on July 21, 2014.

The Bulldogs will be back in action on Saturday, March 21 when they’ll visit the San Antonio Rampage at AT&T Center in San Antonio, Texas at 8 p.m. ET. The ‘Dogs will return home on Thursday, April 2 when they’ll host the Chicago Wolves at FirstOntario Centre at 7:30 p.m.

For more information on Hamilton Bulldogs flex tickets, group tickets, single-game tickets and 2015-16 season tickets, call 1-866-DOGS-TIX or visit hamiltonbulldogs.com.

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