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Official Release: Bergevin Sends Quailer to the Kings for Czarnik

CANADIENS ACQUIRE CZARNIK FROM KINGS FOR QUAILER

Hamilton Bulldogs Media Release

MONTREAL, QUEBEC – Montreal Canadiens and Hamilton Bulldogs General Manager Marc Bergevin announced today the Canadiens have acquired forward Robert Czarnik from the Los Angeles Kings in exchange for forward Steve Quailer.

Los Angeles Kings HeadshotsCzarnik is in his third American Hockey League season and will report to the Bulldogs. In 29 games this season with Los Angeles’ AHL affiliate, the Manchester Monarchs, the 6’1”, 188-pound forward has recorded five points (one goal, four assists) and 16 penalty minutes. In 129 career AHL regular season games with Manchester, the 24-year-old has recorded 34 points (13 goals, 21 assists) and 70 penalty minutes. The Detroit, Michigan native was originally selected by the Kings in the third round (63rd overall) in the 2008 National Hockey League Entry Draft.

Quailer is in his second AHL season. In 12 games this season with Hamilton, the 6’4”, 209-pound forward has recorded five points (one goal, four assists) and 15 penalty minutes. In 76 career AHL regular season games with Hamilton, the 24-year-old has recorded 15 points (seven goals, eight assists) and 69 penalty minutes. The Arvada, Colorado native was selected by the Canadiens in the third round (86th overall) in the 2008 NHL Entry Draft.

Hamilton’s next game is scheduled for Saturday, February 8th, when the ‘Dogs will visit the Binghamton Senators (AHL affiliate of the Ottawa Senators) at 7:00 p.m. at Canadian Tire Centre in Ottawa, Ontario. The Bulldogs will return to FirstOntario Centre on Saturday, February 15th when they will host the Texas Stars (AHL affiliate of the Dallas Stars) at 7:00 p.m.

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