Press release

Canadiens Re-assign Defenceman Brett Lernout to Bulldogs

Habs’ third-round pick in 2014 had 42 points in 72 games with WHL Swift Current this season

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

MONTREAL, QUE. – Montreal Canadiens and Hamilton Bulldogs general manager Marc Bergevin announced today the Canadiens have re-assigned defenceman Brett Lernout to the Bulldogs from the Western Hockey League’s Swift Current Broncos.

In 72 regular season games with Swift Current this season, Lernout recorded 42 points (14 goals, 28 assists) and 68 penalty minutes. The 6-4, 206-pound defenceman added one goal and four penalty minutes in four post-season games before Swift Current was eliminated from the WHL playoffs this week.

In 205 career WHL regular season games with the Broncos and Saskatoon Blades, the Winnipeg, Man. native has recorded 66 points (23 goals, 43 assists) and 214 penalty minutes.

Lernout was selected by the Canadiens in the third round (73rd overall) in the 2014 National Hockey League Entry Draft. The 19-year-old was signed by the Canadiens to an entry-level contract on Dec. 19, 2014.

The Bulldogs will be back in action on Saturday, April 4 when they’ll host the Utica Comets at FirstOntario Centre at 7 p.m.

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