Hamilton Bulldogs Press Release
10/10/2013 3:37 PM –
HAMILTON, ONTARIO – Hamilton Bulldogs Head Coach Sylvain Lefebvre announced today that veteran forward Martin St. Pierre has been named the 12th Captain in Hamilton Bulldogs history. Defenceman Greg Pateryn and forward Gabriel Dumont have been named Alternate Captains.
“With these three players, we believe we have a group capable of leading in many different ways,” said Hamilton Bulldogs Head Coach Sylvain Lefebvre. “Martin St. Pierre is an experienced player that has been a captain in the past, Greg Pateryn has also been a captain previously and Gabriel Dumont is a player of great character.”
St. Pierre, 30, is entering his 10th season of professional hockey. In January of 2013, the Ottawa, Ontario native became the 83rd player in American Hockey League history to record 500 career points. In 516 career regular season AHL games with the Edmonton Roadrunners, Norfolk Admirals, Rockford IceHogs, Providence Bruins, Binghamton Senators and Springfield Falcons, the 5’9”, 187-pound forward has registered 528 points (151 goals, 377 assists) and 509 penalty minutes. St. Pierre was named to the AHL’s All-Rookie Team in 2005-2006, selected as an AHL First-Team All-Star in 2006-2007 and an AHL Second Team All-Star in 2007-2008. In seven full AHL seasons, St. Pierre has finished among the top 10 in overall scoring four times, has scored 20-or-more goals five times and has produced 60-or-more points six times, setting career-highs in goals (27), assists (72) and points (99) with the Norfolk Admirals in 2006-2007. In 38 career regular season National Hockey League games with the Chicago Blackhawks, Boston Bruins and Ottawa Senators, the undrafted forward has collected eight points (three goals, five assists) and 12 penalty minutes.
Pateryn, 23, split last season between Hamilton and Montreal. In 39 games with the Bulldogs, the 6’2”, 222-pound defenceman recorded 12 points (seven goals, five assists) and 27 penalty minutes. In three regular season games with the Canadiens, the Sterling Heights, Michigan native recorded no points and no penalty minutes. Before turning pro, Pateryn played 142 regular season National Collegiate Athletic Association games with the University of Michigan Wolverines, recording 43 points (six goals, 37 assists) and 145 penalty minutes. He was originally selected by the Toronto Maple Leafs in the fifth round (128th overall) in the 2008 NHL Entry Draft.
Dumont, 22, also split last season between Hamilton and Montreal. In 55 regular season games with the Bulldogs, the 5’10”, 186-pound forward recorded 31 points (16 goals, 15 assists) and 83 penalty minutes and received The Bill Sturrup Trophy (Fan’s Choice Award). In 10 regular season games with Montreal, he recorded three points (one goal, two assists) and 13 penalty minutes. In 178 career regular season AHL games, the Ville Degelis, Quebec native has recorded 73 points (34 goals, 39 assists) and 217 penalty minutes. In 13 career regular season NHL games, Dumont has recorded three points (one goal, two assists) and 13 penalty minutes. He was selected by the Montreal Canadiens in the fifth round (139th overall) in the 2009 NHL Entry Draft.
St. Pierre is Hamilton’s first captain since 2012. Previous captains in Bulldogs history include Alex Henry (2009-2012), Kyle Chipchura (2008-2009), Ajay Baines (2007-2008), Dan Smith (2005-2006), Jason Ward (2004-2005), Benoit Gratton (2002-2004), Alain Nasreddine (2000-2002), Scott Ferguson (2000-2001), Rob Murray (1999-2000), Jeff Daw (1998-1999) and Terran Sandwith (1996-1998).
Hamilton’s next game is its regular season and home opener, scheduled for Friday, October 11th at 7:30 p.m. against the St. John’s IceCaps at Copps Coliseum. The club will host a home opener street party starting at 5:00 p.m., which will feature food provided by Maple Lodge Farms, family entertainment, sponsor vendors and a beer garden serving Molson products. Y108 will also be hosting its Drive Show live at the street party from 2:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
— Martin St. Pierre (@MStPierre39) October 10, 2013