By: Hamilton Bulldogs
10/04/2013 4:33 PM -
MONTREAL, QUEBEC – Montreal Canadiens and Hamilton Bulldogs General Manager Marc Bergevin announced today the Bulldogs will open the 78th American Hockey League season with 14 forwards, eight defencemen and two goaltenders.
This season’s roster includes 10 returnees and 14 newcomers. The roster features a mix of international talent, including 17 players born in Canada (five in Quebec, five in Western Canada, four in Ontario, three in the Maritimes), two in Sweden, one in Finland, one in Switzerland, one in Czech Republic, one in the United States and one in Nigeria. The average player age on the club will be 23.1 years as of opening night on Friday, October 11th.
Forwards opening the AHL season in Hamilton include Justin Courtnall, Maxime Macenauer, Mike Blunden, Erik Nystrom, Akim Aliu, Louis Leblanc, Joonas Nattinen, Sven Andrighetto, Patrick Holland, Gabriel Dumont, Ben Duffy, Stefan Fournier, Nick Tarnasky and Martin St. Pierre.
Defenceman starting the year on the Bulldogs roster include Greg Pateryn, Darren Dietz, Nathan Beaulieu, Nathan McIver, Drew Schiestel, Magnus Nygren, Morgan Ellis and Joel Chouinard.
The goaltenders opening the season in Hamilton are Robert Mayer and Dustin Tokarski.
Forwards Akim Aliu and Maxime Macenauer as well as defenceman Nathan McIver have all been signed to 25-game professional try out contracts. All three players came to training camp on professional try out invitations.
For the complete Bulldogs roster, go to http://www.hamiltonbulldogs.com/team/roster/.
Hamilton’s next game is its regular season and home opener, scheduled for Friday, October 11th at 7:30 p.m. against the St. John’s IceCaps at Copps Coliseum. The club will host a home opener street party starting at 5:00 p.m., which will feature food provided by Maple Lodge Farms, family entertainment, sponsor vendors and a beer garden serving Molson products. Y108 will also be hosting its Drive Show live at the street party from 2:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Hamilton Bulldogs season tickets, flex tickets and group tickets are on sale now. Starting as low as $140 for a 10 pack, we have great packages available for you to enjoy more Hockey Unleashed! For more information, call 1-866-DOGS-TIX or visit hamiltonbulldogs.com. Single-game tickets are available at the Copps Coliseum Box Office, online at www.ticketmaster.ca, or by calling 1-866-DOGS-TIX or 905-529-8500.
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