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Montreal Canadiens Acquire Defenceman Bryan Allen for Forward Rene Bourque

CANADIENS ACQUIRE BRYAN ALLEN FROM DUCKS IN EXCHANGE FOR RENE BOURQUE
Bourque had two goals, two assists in four games this season with Bulldogs

Hamilton Bulldogs Press Release

(Photo by Getty Images)
(Photo by Getty Images)

MONTREAL, QUE. – Montreal Canadiens and Hamilton Bulldogs general manager Marc Bergevin announced today the Canadiens have acquired defenceman Bryan Allen from the Anaheim Ducks in exchange for forward Rene Bourque.

Bourque had split this season to date between the Canadiens and Bulldogs. In 13 games with Montreal, the 6-2, 214-pound forward recorded two assists and six penalty minutes. In four games with Hamilton, he recorded four points (two goals, two assists) and four penalty minutes. In 573 career National Hockey League regular season games with the Canadiens, Calgary Flames and Chicago Blackhawks, the Lac La Biche, Alta. native has recorded 278 points (142 goals, 136 assists) and 474 penalty minutes. In 83 career American Hockey League regular season games with the Bulldogs and Norfolk Admirals, the 32-year-old has recorded 64 points (35 goals, 29 assists) and 109 penalty minutes.

Allen has split this season between the Ducks and their AHL affiliate, the Norfolk Admirals. In six games with Anaheim, the 6-5, 223-pound defenceman recorded one assist and four penalty minutes. In two games with Norfolk, the Kingston, Ont. native recorded no points or penalty minutes. In 716 career NHL regular season games with the Ducks, Carolina Hurricanes, Florida Panthers and Vancouver Canucks, the 34-year-old has recorded 135 points (29 goals, 106 assists) and 837 penalty minutes.

Also today, the Bulldogs assigned defenceman Bobby Shea to the ECHL’s Wheeling Nailers. In two games with Hamilton this season, the 5-11, 195-pound defenceman has recorded 14 penalty minutes. In 31 career AHL regular season games with the Bulldogs and Rockford IceHogs, the Harrison Township, Mich. native has recorded seven points (three goals, four assists) and 98 penalty minutes.

The ‘Dogs will be back in action on Friday, Nov. 21 when they’ll 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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Bulldogs Ink Macenauer to a One-year Deal

BULLDOGS SIGN MACENAUER TO ONE-YEAR CONTRACT

Hamilton Bulldogs Media Release

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MONTREAL, QUE. – Montreal Canadiens and Hamilton Bulldogs General Manager Marc Bergevin announced today the Bulldogs have signed forward Maxime Macenauer to a one-year American Hockey League contract for the 2014-15 season.

Macenauer spent the 2013-14 season with the Bulldogs. In 74 regular season games with Hamilton, the 25-year-old recorded 24 points (nine goals, 15 assists) and 56 penalty minutes.

The 6-0, 200-pound forward is a veteran of more than 250 National Hockey League and AHL games combined. In 29 career NHL regular season games with the Anaheim Ducks, the Laval, Que. native has recorded four points (one goal, three assists) and 18 penalty minutes. In 243 career AHL regular season games with the Bulldogs, St. John’s IceCaps and Syracuse Crunch, he has recorded 85 points (37 goals, 48 assists) and 182 penalty minutes.

Macenauer was originally selected by the Ducks in the third round (63rd overall) in the 2007 NHL Entry Draft.

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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Canadiens Trade Louis Leblanc to Ducks for Conditional Fifth Round Pick

By Dale Lamontagne, Lead Correspondent, Bulldogs Hockey Report

MILTON, ON. — The Montreal Canadiens have traded forward Louis Leblanc to the Anaheim Ducks for a conditional fifth round pick in 2015.

(Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)
(Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

“After three seasons with the Canadiens organization we felt that moving forward the best option for Louis and our organization was to give him the opportunity to pursue his career with another team,” said GM Marc Bergevin in the teams press release

“Throughout his entire stay with our organization Louis showed great professionalism and a constant desire to improve. We thank him for his contribution and wish him success for the continuation of his career.”

This deal makes very little sense to me. Why? Well because although Leblanc has had a difficult time cracking the Habs line up, and staying consistent with the Hamilton Bulldogs, he is still a main piece to the core group of players there. Yes, he has fallen as a prospect, but he could have definitely been a useful a player in Hamilton. I originally thought Montreal would offer him a one-year deal so he could prove himself, but I guess they had other plans.

The soon to be Restricted Free Agent, spent most of the season with the Bulldogs, where he scored 28 points in 17 games.

If Leblanc plays 15 games with the Ducks, the Habs will receive the 5th round pick in 2015.