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IceCaps Sign Forward Alexandre Ranger to a PTO

IceCaps Sign Ranger to PTO


St. John’s IceCaps Media Release

ST. JOHN’S, NL (February 3, 2016) – Montreal Canadiens and St. John’s IceCaps General Manager Marc Bergevin announced today the IceCaps have signed forward Alexandre Ranger to a 25-game Professional Tryout contract (PTO).

Ranger, a five-foot-nine, 184-pound winger has scored 11 goals and 23 points in his first professional season with the ECHL’s Norfolk Admirals.

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Montreal Canadiens Acquire Defenceman Bryan Allen for Forward Rene Bourque

Bourque had two goals, two assists in four games this season with Bulldogs

Hamilton Bulldogs Press Release

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(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.

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Bulldogs Sign Forward Jake Dowell to One-Year Contract


MONTREAL, QUEBEC – Montreal Canadiens and Hamilton Bulldogs General Manager Marc Bergevin announced today the Bulldogs have signed forward Jake Dowell to a one-year American Hockey League contract for the 2014-2015 season.

Dowell split 2013-2014 between the National Hockey League’s Minnesota Wild and its AHL affiliate, the Iowa Wild. In one regular season game with Minnesota, the 29-year-old recorded no points and no penalty minutes. In 57 regular season games with Iowa, the Eau Claire, Wisconsin native registered 19 points (seven goals, 12 assists) and 56 penalty minutes.

A veteran of eight professional seasons, Dowell has participated in 462 NHL and AHL regular season games combined. In 305 career AHL regular season games with the Iowa Wild, Houston Aeros, Rockford IceHogs and Norfolk Admirals, the 6’0”, 204-pound forward has compiled 93 points (33 goals, 60 assists) and 386 penalty minutes. In 157 career NHL regular season games with the Minnesota Wild, Dallas Stars and Chicago Blackhawks, he has recorded 33 points (11 goals, 22 assists) and 133 penalty minutes. In 2013-2014, he was the recipient of the AHL’s Fred T. Hunt Memorial Award as the player who best exemplified qualities of sportsmanship, determination and dedication to hockey, voted on by the league’s players, coaches and media.

Before turning pro, Dowell played four seasons with the National Collegiate Athletic Association’s University of Wisconsin Badgers. In 159 career games with Wisconsin between 2003 and 2007, he recorded 90 points (42 goals, 48 assists) and 218 penalty minutes. As an amateur, he won an NCAA national championship with Wisconsin in 2006 and an International Ice Hockey Federation World Under-20 Championship with the United States in 2004.

Dowell was originally selected by the Blackhawks in the fifth round (140th overall) in the 2004 NHL Entry Draft.