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Bulldogs Recall Defenceman Morgan Ellis from Wheeling Nailers

CANADIENS RE-ASSIGN ELLIS TO BULLDOGS FROM NAILERS
22-year-old leads Wheeling defencemen in goals, assists, points

Morgan Ellis (photo by Hamilton Bulldogs)
Morgan Ellis (photo by Hamilton Bulldogs)

Hamilton Bulldogs Media Release

MONTREAL, QUE. – Montreal Canadiens and Hamilton Bulldogs general manager Marc Bergevin announced today the Canadiens have re-assigned defenceman Morgan Ellis to the Bulldogs from the ECHL’s Wheeling Nailers.

Ellis has split this season between the Bulldogs and Nailers. In two games with Hamilton, the 22-year-old has recorded seven penalty minutes. In 39 games with Wheeling, he has recorded 26 points (13 goals, 13 assists) and 22 penalty minutes. In his first season in the ECHL, the Ellerslie, P.E.I. native currently sits tied for second among ECHL defencemen in goals and also leads all Nailers defencemen in goals, assists and points.

In 132 career American Hockey League regular season games with the Bulldogs, the 6-1, 204-pound defenceman has recorded 18 points (seven goals, 11 assists) and 100 penalty minutes.

Ellis was selected by the Canadiens in the fourth round (117th overall) in the 2010 National Hockey League Entry Draft.

The Bulldogs will be back in action on Friday, Feb. 20 when they’ll visit the Grand Rapids Griffins at Van Andel Arena in Grand Rapids, Mich. at 7 p.m. The ‘Dogs return home on Friday, Feb. 27 when they’ll host the Charlotte Checkers at FirstOntario Centre at 7:30 p.m.

For more information on Hamilton Bulldogs flex tickets, group tickets, single-game tickets and 2015-16 season tickets, call 1-866-DOGS-TIX or visit hamiltonbulldogs.com.

Listen to all Bulldogs regular season and post-season games live on Hamilton’s AM 900 CHML, on www.900chml.com or watch live on www.ahllive.com. Catch every Friday night home game live in high definition on Cable 14.

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Canadiens Assign Forward Stefan Fournier to Bulldogs

CANADIENS RE-ASSIGN FOURNIER TO BULLDOGS FROM NAILERS

Hamilton Bulldogs Media Release

Stefan Fournier (Photo by Hamilton Bulldogs)
Stefan Fournier (Photo by Hamilton Bulldogs)

MONTREAL, QUE. – Montreal Canadiens and Hamilton Bulldogs general manager Marc Bergevin announced today the Canadiens have re-assigned forward Stefan Fournier to the Bulldogs from the ECHL’s Wheeling Nailers.

In three games with Wheeling this season since being medically cleared to play and assigned on Jan. 8, Fournier has recorded two assists.

The 22-year-old split the 2013-14 season – his first as a professional – between the Bulldogs and Nailers. In 40 games with Hamilton, the 6-3, 224-pound forward recorded seven points (two goals, five assists) and 86 penalty minutes. In one game with Wheeling, the Dorval, Que. native recorded no points or penalty minutes.

The Canadiens signed Fournier to an entry-level contract on July 6, 2013.

The Bulldogs will be back in action on Wednesday, Jan. 14 when they’ll host the Milwaukee Admirals at FirstOntario Centre at 7:30 p.m.

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Canadiens Recall Bowman from Hamilton, Assign Ellis to Wheeling

CANADIENS RECALL BOWMAN FROM BULLDOGS, ASSIGN ELLIS TO NAILERS
Bowman has recorded six points in 11 games with Hamilton this season

Hamilton Bulldogs Media Release

Drayson Bowman (Photo by AP)
Drayson Bowman (Photo by AP)

MONTREAL, QUE. – Montreal Canadiens and Hamilton Bulldogs general manager Marc Bergevin announced today the Canadiens have recalled forward Drayson Bowman from the Bulldogs and have also assigned defenceman Morgan Ellis to the ECHL’s Wheeling Nailers.

In 11 games with Hamilton this season, Bowman has recorded six points (two goals, four assists) and five penalty minutes. The 25-year-old spent the 2013-14 season with the National Hockey League’s Carolina Hurricanes. In 70 regular season games with Carolina, the 6-0, 195-pound forward recorded 12 points (four goals, eight assists) and 16 penalty minutes. In 176 career NHL regular season games with the Hurricanes, the Grand Rapids, Mich. native has recorded 33 points (15 goals, 18 assists) and 53 penalty minutes. In 197 career American Hockey League regular season games with the Bulldogs, Charlotte Checkers and Albany River Rats, he has recorded 116 points (58 goals, 58 assists) and 153 penalty minutes. Bowman was originally selected by the Hurricanes in the third round (72nd overall) in the 2007 NHL Entry Draft. The Canadiens signed him to a one-year contract on Oct. 2, 2014.

In two games with Hamilton this season, Ellis has recorded seven penalty minutes. The 22-year-old spent last season with the Bulldogs. In 59 games with Hamilton, the 6-1, 202-pound defenceman recorded 10 points (three goals, seven assists) and 36 penalty minutes. In 132 career AHL regular season games with the Bulldogs, the Ellerslie, P.E.I. native has recorded 18 points (seven goals, 11 assists) and 100 penalty minutes. Ellis was selected by the Canadiens in the fourth round (117th overall) in the 2010 NHL Entry Draft.

The Bulldogs return to action tonight when they’ll host the Adirondack Flames at FirstOntario Centre at 7:30 p.m.

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.

Listen to all Bulldogs regular season and post-season games live on Hamilton’s AM 900 CHML, on www.900chml.com or watch live on www.ahllive.com. Catch every Friday night home game live in high definition on Cable 14.

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Bulldogs Recall Duffy from Wheeling, Sign Zurevinski to PTO

BULLDOGS RECALL DUFFY, SIGN ZUREVINSKI TO 25-GAME PTO

By: Hamilton Bulldogs
12/05/2013 1:40 PM –
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 Recall Stephen MacAulay from Wheeling

BULLDOGS RECALL MACAULAY FROM NAILERS

Hamilton Bulldogs Media Release
11/18/2013 1:04 PM –

MONTREAL, QUEBEC – Montreal Canadiens and Hamilton Bulldogs General Manager Marc Bergevin announced today the Bulldogs have recalled forward Stephen MacAulay from the ECHL’s Wheeling Nailers.

13724953-standardmacaulayIn 12 games this season with Wheeling, MacAulay has recorded two assists and 14 penalty minutes. The Cole Harbour, Nova Scotia native split last season between the Saint John Sea Dogs and Halifax Mooseheads of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League. In 34 regular season games with Saint John, he recorded 36 points (18 goals, 18 assists) and 36 penalty minutes. In 25 regular season games with Halifax, he recorded 26 points (13 goals, 13 assists) and 16 penalty minutes.

The 21-year-old is the only player to ever participate in four QMJHL President Cup Finals and win three championships and compete in three Canadian Hockey League Memorial Cup Championships and capture two titles. He was originally selected by the St. Louis Blues in the sixth round (164th overall) in the 2010 National Hockey League Entry Draft.

Hamilton’s next game is scheduled for Tuesday, November 19th, when they will host the Texas Stars (AHL affiliate of the Dallas Stars) at Copps Coliseum at 7:30 p.m.

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From WheelingNailers.com:

“MacAulay, 21, registered one assist in his professional debut with the Nailers on October 18th, and went on to record one more point, prior to recall. Stephen’s role with Wheeling was that of a defensive forward, as he was frequently used on the penalty kill, and to shut down the opposition’s top units.”