The Canadiens have signed goaltender Eddie Pasquale to an AHL contract to play with their St. John’s IceCaps affiliate for the coming season. With the addition of Pasquale they now have five goaltenders under contract.
The Canadiens announced the signing of forward Christian Thomas to a one year two-way contract on Thursday. Thomas was a restricted free agent. The fact that the term was only one year indicates he is running out of development time with the Canadiens.
The Canadiens selected defenceman Josiah Didier in the fourth round of the 2011 entry draft. Subsequently he played four years at the University of Denver. After a brief AHL contract in April, Didier has been signed to a one year AHL contract with the St. John’s IceCaps.
The Canadiens are one of many teams who are in negotiations for University of Minnesota defenceman Mike Reilly, one of this year’s prized college free agents. While his home state Minnesota Wild and the Chicago Blackhawks are considered front runners in negotiations, the Canadiens have had recent success in persuading college free agents to join the organization.
Two members of the Canadiens draft class of 2013 have qualified for the 2015 Memorial Cup Tournament in Quebec City later this month. Michael McCarron scored the winning goal as Oshawa eliminated the Erie Otters in five games in the OHL final. Goaltender Zach Fucale will be in the tournament with the host Quebec Remparts.
The era of the AHL Hamilton Bulldogs came to an end Saturday with a 4-3 shootout loss to the Lake Erie Monsters at FirstOntario Centre. For the fourth straight season, the Bulldogs will not be taking part in the Calder Cup playoffs.
Rookie left wing Daniel Carr broke a 3-3 tie with 1:23 left in regulation time and the Hamilton Bulldogs went to to a 5-3 win over the Barons Tuesday night in Oklahoma City.
Nick Sorkin scored twice including the game-winner as the Hamilton Bulldogs edged the Texas Stars 4-3 Friday night in Austin. The win left the Bulldogs one point behind the Toronto Marlies and Milwaukee Admirals who share the eighth and final AHL Western Conference playoff berth. The Bulldogs have four games remaining on their schedule.
Montreal Canadiens and Hamilton Bulldogs general manager Marc Bergevin announced today the Canadiens have re-assigned forward Tim Bozon to the Bulldogs from the Western Hockey League’s Kootenay Ice.
The Hamilton Bulldogs hopes for their first playoff berth took another major blow after dropping a 3-1 decision to the Utica Comets in Utica New York Tuesday night.