Press release

Habs Assign Dietz, Thomas to Bulldogs; Bowman Clears Waivers


Hamilton Bulldogs Media Release

Christian Thomas (Photo by LaPresse)
Christian Thomas (Photo by LaPresse)

MONTREAL, QUE. – Montreal Canadiens and Hamilton Bulldogs general manager Marc Bergevin announced today the Canadiens have assigned defenceman Darren Dietz and forward Christian Thomas to the Bulldogs. Both players will report to Hamilton and won’t join the Bulldogs for their last pre-season game on Sunday against the St. John’s IceCaps in St. John’s, N.L.

Dietz spent the 2013-14 season – his first as a pro – with the Bulldogs. In 34 games with Hamilton, the 21-year-old recorded five assists and 49 penalty minutes. The 6-1, 209-pound defenceman was selected by the Canadiens in the fifth round (138th overall) in the 2011 National Hockey League Entry Draft.

Thomas split the 2013-14 season between the Canadiens and Bulldogs. In two games with Montreal, the 22-year-old recorded no points or penalty minutes. In 55 games with Hamilton, the 5-9, 179-pound forward recorded 27 points (11 goals, 16 assists) and 22 penalty minutes. In three career NHL regular season games with the Canadiens and New York Rangers, he has recorded no points and no penalty minutes. In 133 career American Hockey League regular season games with the Bulldogs and Connecticut Whale, the Toronto, Ont. native has recorded 64 points (31 goals, 33 assists) and 37 penalty minutes.

Earlier on Saturday, the Canadiens also announced that forward Drayson Bowman had cleared NHL waivers and was assigned to the Bulldogs.

With today’s assignments, Hamilton’s training camp now sits at 35 players, including 20 forwards, 12 defencemen and three goaltenders.

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Hamilton Bulldogs 2014-15 Training Camp Roster (updated)

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