BULLDOGS RELEASE SOUTHORN FROM PTO
Hamilton Bulldogs Media Release
MONTREAL, QUEBEC – Montreal Canadiens and Hamilton Bulldogs General Manager Marc Bergevin announced today the Bulldogs have released defenceman Jordon Southorn from his professional try out contract.
Southorn, who didn’t see game action for the Bulldogs after signing a professional try out contract on Thursday, February 27th, has spent this season with the ECHL’s Fort Wayne Komets and Elmira Jackals, as well as the Elite Ice Hockey League’s Dundee Stars in the United Kingdom. In 39 games with Fort Wayne, the Montreal, Quebec native has recorded 23 points (nine goals, 14 assists) and 36 penalty minutes. In three games with Elmira, the 6’3”, 205-pound defenceman recorded four points (one goal, three assists) and seven penalty minutes. In three games with Dundee, the 23-year-old recorded two assists and four penalty minutes.
In 191 career ECHL regular season games with the Trenton Devils, Trenton Titans, Wheeling Nailers, Jackals and Komets, Southorn has recorded 91 points (29 goals, 62 assists) and 202 penalty minutes. In two career American Hockey League regular season games with the Providence Bruins, he has recorded no points and no penalty minutes. He was originally selected by the Buffalo Sabres in the fourth round (104th overall) in the 2008 National Hockey League Entry Draft.
Hamilton’s next game is scheduled for Friday, March 7th when the ‘Dogs will host the Oklahoma City Barons (AHL affiliate of the Edmonton Oilers) at FirstOntario Centre at 7:30 p.m.