DANIEL CARR NAMED CCM/AHL ROOKIE OF THE MONTH
‘Dogs forward scored league-leading 10 goals in February
Hamilton Bulldogs Media Release
SPRINGFIELD, MASS. – The American Hockey League announced today Hamilton Bulldogs forward Daniel Carr has been selected as the CCM/AHL Rookie of the Month for February.
Carr scored a league-leading 10 goals while totaling 12 points in 11 games and his plus-12 rating for the month was tied for the highest among all AHL skaters in February.
Carr began the month with back-to-back two-goal games, scoring twice on Feb. 6 versus the Iowa Wild and Feb. 7 at the Lake Erie Monsters. He opened the scoring in Hamilton’s 7-5 win over the Utica Comets on Feb. 16 and had two more goals as the Bulldogs blanked the Charlotte Checkers, 4-0, on Feb. 27. Carr, who had nine goals in 45 games entering February, finished the month with a goal and an assist against Charlotte on Feb. 28. All 10 of Carr’s goals during the month came at even strength and four times he netted the first goal of the game.
Signed as a free agent by the Montreal Canadiens last April, Carr has recorded 31 points (19 goals, 12 assists) in 57 games with Hamilton this season, leading the team in both goals and plus/minus rating (+16) and sharing the goal-scoring lead among all AHL rookies. The 23-year-old native of Sherwood Park, Alta. played four seasons with the Union College Dutchmen, winning a national championship as a senior in 2013-14 and graduating as the school’s all-time leading Division I scorer with 157 points.
In recognition of his achievement, Carr will be presented with an etched crystal award prior to an upcoming Bulldogs home game.
The Bulldogs will be back in action on Wednesday, March 4 when they’ll host the Adirondack Flames at FirstOntario Centre at 7:30 p.m.
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