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Bulldogs Sign Defenceman Josiah Didier to PTO

BULLDOGS SIGN JOSIAH DIDIER TO PRO TRY OUT
6-3, 220-pound defenceman had 11 points in 40 games at University of Denver this season

(Photo by Hamilton Bulldogs)
(Photo by Hamilton Bulldogs)

Hamilton Bulldogs Media Release

MONTREAL, QUE. – Montreal Canadiens and Hamilton Bulldogs general manager Marc Bergevin announced today the Bulldogs have signed defenceman Josiah Didier to a professional try out contract.

In 40 games this season – his senior year with the National Collegiate Athletic Association’s University of Denver Pioneers – the 21-year-old Didier recorded 11 points (three goals, eight assists) and 58 penalty minutes.

In 148 career NCAA games with the University of Denver from 2011 to 2015, the 6-3, 220-pound defenceman recorded 29 points (four goals, 25 assists) and 203 penalty minutes. Before his collegiate career, the Littleton, Colo. native spent the 2010-11 season with the United States Hockey League’s Cedar Rapids RoughRiders, where in 58 games he amassed 21 points (eight goals, 13 assists) and 81 penalty minutes.

Didier was selected by the Canadiens in the fourth round (97th overall) in the 2011 National Hockey League Entry Draft.

The Bulldogs will be back in action on Thursday, April 2 when they’ll host the Chicago Wolves at FirstOntario Centre at 7:30 p.m.

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Bulldogs Sign Defenceman Joe Finley to One-year Deal

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BULLDOGS SIGN JOE FINLEY TO ONE-YEAR CONTRACT

6’8”, 250-pound defenceman brings over 200 games of professional experience

(Photo by Bob Fina | Inside Hockey)
(Photo by Bob Fina | Inside Hockey)

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

Finley spent the 2013-2014 season with the AHL’s Bridgeport Sound Tigers. In 29 regular season games with Bridgeport, the 27-year-old recorded two assists and 50 penalty minutes.

In six seasons as a pro, Finley has participated in over 200 regular season and playoff games between the National Hockey League, AHL and ECHL. In 21 career NHL regular season games with the New York Islanders and Buffalo Sabres, the 6’8”, 250-pound defenceman has notched one assist and 32 penalty minutes. In 130 career AHL regular season games with the Sound Tigers, Rochester Americans and Hershey Bears, the Edina, Minnesota native has recorded 14 points (two goals, 12 assists) and 296 penalty minutes. In 43 career ECHL regular season games with the South Carolina Stingrays, he has recorded 12 points (two goals, 10 assists) and 116 penalty minutes.

Before turning pro, Finley played four seasons with the University of North Dakota in the National Collegiate Athletic Association. In 154 career games with UND between 2005 and 2009, he recorded 35 points (seven goals, 28 assists) and 303 penalty minutes.

Finley was originally selected by the Washington Capitals in the first round (27th overall) in the 2005 NHL Entry Draft.

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Bulldogs Sign Forward Jake Dowell to One-Year Contract

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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.

 

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Release: Bulldogs Sign Forward T.J. Hensick to One-Year Contract

BULLDOGS SIGN T.J. HENSICK TO ONE-YEAR CONTRACT

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

Hensick split the 2013-2014 season between the AHL’s Hartford Wolf Pack and the Swedish Hockey League’s MODO. In 42 regular season games with Hartford, the 28-year-old recorded 34 points (11 goals, 23 assists) and no penalty minutes. In 31 regular season games with MODO, the Lansing, Michigan native registered 15 points (four goals, 11 assists) and two penalty minutes.

A veteran of seven professional seasons, Hensick has participated in four AHL All-Star Classics (2008, 2010, 2011, 2012) and was named to the AHL’s Second All-Star Team for the 2011-2012 season. In 363 career AHL regular season games with the Wolf Pack, Peoria Rivermen and Lake Erie Monsters, the 5’9”, 195-pound forward has compiled 371 points (111 goals, 260 assists) and 142 penalty minutes. In 112 career National Hockey League regular season games with the St. Louis Blues and Colorado Avalanche, he has recorded 38 points (12 goals, 26 assists) and 18 penalty minutes.

Before turning pro, Hensick played four seasons with the National Collegiate Athletic Association’s University of Michigan Wolverines. In 164 games with Michigan between 2003 and 2007, he recorded 222 points (75 goals, 147 assists) and 144 penalty minutes.

Hensick was originally selected by the Avalanche in the third round (88th overall) in the 2005 NHL Entry Draft.

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Blue Jackets Sign Former Bulldog Frederic St. Denis

Blue Jackets sign defenseman Frederic St. Denis to a one-year contract
Sunday, 07.07.2013 / 5:10 PM / News

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COLUMBUS, OHIO – The Columbus Blue Jackets have signed defenseman Frédéric St. Denis a to one-year, two-way (NHL/AHL) contract for the 2013-14 season, club General Manager Jarmo Kekalainen announced today. As is club policy, further terms were not disclosed.

photo_2138185_stdenisSt. Denis, 27, has spent the past four seasons with the Montréal Canadiens organization, recording 1-2-3 and a +3 plus/minus rating in 17 games with Montréal and 19-69-88, +27 in 263 games with Hamilton of the American Hockey League.

The 5-11, 192-pound defenseman competed in the AHL All-Star Game in 2011-12 and was named the Bulldogs’ Top Defenseman for 2010-11.

In five seasons with the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League’s Drummondville Voltigeurs, St. Denis recorded 44-111-155 and a +21 rating in 285 games from 2002-07. He was named an Ontario University Athletics First-Team All-Star in 2007-08, his lone season of Canadian Interuniversity Sport hockey.