Defenceman Mike Commodore played for the Hamilton Bulldogs and tried out for the Canadiens under what is called an AHL “Professional Tryout Contract” which means he never took up a spot on the Canadiens 50 player roster limit.
After seeing the veteran through 17 AHL games and the Canadiens abreviated training camp, Marc Bergevin released Commodore. It was abundantly clear that Commodore no longer had the speed to compete in the NHL. Commodore has played 484 NHL games. At age 33 he is, for the third time in his career, an unrestricted free agent, free to sign anywhere.
From the Hamilton Bulldogs Communications Department
HAMILTON, ONT – Hamilton Bulldogs General Manager Marc Bergevin announced today that the Bulldogs have released defenceman Mike Commodore from his Professional Try-Out Contract.
Commodore, 33, played 17 games for the Bulldogs recording two assists and 26 penalty minutes.
The Bulldogs’ next game is against the Lake Erie Monsters in Cleveland on Saturday, January 26th at 7:30 p.m.