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Bulldogs Ink Macenauer to a One-year Deal

BULLDOGS SIGN MACENAUER TO ONE-YEAR CONTRACT

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MONTREAL, QUE. – Montreal Canadiens and Hamilton Bulldogs General Manager Marc Bergevin announced today the Bulldogs have signed forward Maxime Macenauer to a one-year American Hockey League contract for the 2014-15 season.

Macenauer spent the 2013-14 season with the Bulldogs. In 74 regular season games with Hamilton, the 25-year-old recorded 24 points (nine goals, 15 assists) and 56 penalty minutes.

The 6-0, 200-pound forward is a veteran of more than 250 National Hockey League and AHL games combined. In 29 career NHL regular season games with the Anaheim Ducks, the Laval, Que. native has recorded four points (one goal, three assists) and 18 penalty minutes. In 243 career AHL regular season games with the Bulldogs, St. John’s IceCaps and Syracuse Crunch, he has recorded 85 points (37 goals, 48 assists) and 182 penalty minutes.

Macenauer was originally selected by the Ducks in the third round (63rd overall) in the 2007 NHL Entry Draft.

Hamilton Bulldogs 2014-15 season tickets, flex tickets, group tickets and single-game tickets are on sale now. For more information, call 1-866-DOGS-TIX or visit hamiltonbulldogs.com.

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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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Bulldogs Recall Duffy from Wheeling, Sign Zurevinski to PTO

BULLDOGS RECALL DUFFY, SIGN ZUREVINSKI TO 25-GAME PTO

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MONTREAL, QUEBEC – Montreal Canadiens and Hamilton Bulldogs General Manager Marc Bergevin announced today the Bulldogs have recalled forward Ben Duffy from the ECHL’s Wheeling Nailers and have signed forward Scott Zurevinski to a 25-game professional try out contract.

Wheeling-Nailers-vs-Reading-0283-610x400Duffy has split the 2013-2014 season between Hamilton and Wheeling. In 13 games with Hamilton, the Lower Sackville, Nova Scotia native has recorded two assists and no penalty minutes. In three games with Wheeling, the 5’10”, 177-pound forward has recorded three points (two goals, one assist) and no penalty minutes. The 21-year-old spent the 2012-2013 season with the Prince Edward Island Rocket of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League. In 68 regular season games, he recorded 110 points (39 goals, 71 assists) and four penalty minutes. He was signed to a one-year contract by the Bulldogs on July 11, 2013.

Zurevinski has spent the entire 2013-2014 season to date with Wheeling. In 16 games, the Saskatoon, Saskatchewan native has recorded six points (three goals, three assists) and 26 penalty minutes. In 49 games with Wheeling last season, the 6’3”, 215-pound forward recorded 25 points (12 goals, 13 assists) and 46 penalty minutes. In eight career American Hockey League games, the 25-year-old has recorded no points and 11 penalty minutes.

Hamilton’s next game is scheduled for tomorrow, Friday, December 6th, when they will visit the Lake Erie Monsters at 7:30 p.m. at Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland, Ohio. The ‘Dogs return to Copps Coliseum on Sunday, December 8th when they will host the Monsters at 3:00 p.m.

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Bulldogs’ Nystrom Released from PTO Contract, Heads to KHL

MONTREAL, QC. — Canadiens prospect Erik Nyström has left the Hamilton Bulldogs and is on his way to play for the team nicknamed the Bears in the KHL.  Medveščak Zagreb announced that they had signed Nyström to a one-year deal on the team’s website (see below.) Nyström had completed 17 games of his 25-game professional tryout contract with the Bulldogs.

Nyström will join the team this week and is expected to make his KHL debut on Thursday vs. HC Sibir Novosibirsk.

“Nyström is a Swedish player born in 1993 who will bring some good flexibility to our team, which we need because of the KHL’s quota for players under the age of twenty-one. He was the Montreal Canadiens’ sixth draft pick, and when he was playing for the AHL’s Hamilton Bulldogs at the age of twenty he earned five points in sixteen games.” — Aaron Fox, Director of Athletics, Medveščak Zagreb

Medveščak Zagreb is also home to former Bulldogs forward Mike Glumac and former San Jose Shark Jonathan Cheechoo.

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ERIK NYSTROM RELEASED FROM PROFESSIONAL TRY OUT

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MONTREAL, QUEBEC – Montreal Canadiens and Hamilton Bulldogs General Manager Marc Bergevin announced today the Bulldogs have released forward Erik Nystrom from his professional try out contract.

(Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.)
(Photo by: Barry Gray, The Hamilton Spectator.)

In 17 games with Hamilton this season, Nystrom recorded five points (one goals, four assists) and four penalty minutes. The 20-year-old split last season between MODO of J20 SuperElit (junior) and Karlskrona HK of Allsvenskan (professional) in Sweden. In 22 regular season games with MODO, he recorded 24 points (eight goals, 16 assists) and 32 penalty minutes. In 24 regular season games with Karlskrona, the Stockholm, Sweden native recorded 11 points (five goals, six assists) and four penalty minutes. He was selected by the Montreal Canadiens in the sixth round (154th overall) in the 2012 National Hockey League Entry Draft.

Hamilton’s next game is scheduled for Wednesday, November 27th, when they travel to Rochester, New York to face the Rochester Americans (AHL affiliate of the Buffalo Sabres) at 7:05 p.m. The Bulldogs will return to Copps Coliseum on Friday, November 29th when they will host the Toronto Marlies (AHL affiliate of the Toronto Maple Leafs) at 7:30 p.m. Friday’s game will be broadcast live in high definition on Cable 14.

 

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Official Release: Bulldogs Sign Hamilton Native Drew Schiestel

07/29/2013 1:02 PM
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MONTREAL, QUEBEC – Montreal Canadiens and Hamilton Bulldogs General Manager Marc Bergevin announced today the signing of free agent defenceman Drew Schiestel to a one-year, two-way American Hockey League / ECHL contract for the 2013-2014 season.

Schiestel, 24, split the 2012-2013 season between the AHL’s Rochester Americanhamiltonbulldogsbackgrounds and the ECHL’s Greenville Road Warriors. In 35 regular season games with Rochester, he recorded three points (one goal, two assists) and 16 penalty minutes. He also played in three Calder Cup Playoff games, recording two penalty minutes. In three games with Greenville, he recorded no points and no penalty minutes.

In 191 career regular season AHL games with the Americans, Portland Pirates and Texas Stars, the Hamilton, Ontario native has registered 55 points (nine goals, 46 assists) and 87 penalty minutes. Schiestel was selected to participate in the 2011 AHL All-Star Classic, but was unable to attend due to injury.

The 6’1”, 197-pound defenceman was drafted by the Buffalo Sabres in the second round, 59th overall, in the 2007 National Hockey League Entry Draft. He played four seasons in the Ontario Hockey League for the Mississauga IceDogs (2005-2007) and Niagara IceDogs (2007-2009), recording 111 points (25 goals, 86 assists) and 197 penalty minutes in 237 regular season games.