Press release

Bulldogs Assign Goaltender Palazzese to Wheeling Nailers

21-year-old goaltender signed one-year contract on Tuesday

Hamilton Bulldogs Press Release

Franky Palazzese
Franky Palazzese

MONTREAL, QUE. – Montreal Canadiens and Hamilton Bulldogs general manager Marc Bergevin announced today the Bulldogs have assigned goaltender Franky Palazzese to the ECHL’s Wheeling Nailers.

Palazzese spent the 2013-14 season with the Ontario Hockey League’s Sudbury Wolves. In 60 regular season games with Sudbury, the 21-year-old posted a record of 27-23-9 with a 2.97 goals-against average, .916 save percentage and five shutouts. In 175 career OHL regular season games with the Wolves, Kitchener Rangers and Kingston Frontenacs from 2009 to 2014, the 6-1, 160-pound goaltender had a record of 71-69-26 with a 3.13 goals-against average, .914 save percentage and seven shutouts.

Palazzese signed a one-year, two-way American Hockey League / ECHL contract with the Bulldogs on Tuesday, Oct. 7.

The Bulldogs open the 2014-15 regular season on Saturday, Oct. 11 when they will visit the Rochester Americans at Blue Cross Arena at the War Memorial at 7:05 p.m. The puck drops for Hamilton’s home-opening weekend on Friday, Oct. 17, when the ‘Dogs host the Toronto Marlies at FirstOntario Centre at 7:30 p.m.

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