Bulldogs Assign Defencemen Makowski, Goaltender Palazzese to ECHL’s Nailers

(Photo by Hamilton Bulldogs)

Makowski has appeared in seven games with ‘Dogs this season

(Photo by Hamilton Bulldogs)
(Photo by Hamilton Bulldogs)


MONTREAL, QUE. – Montreal Canadiens and Hamilton Bulldogs general manager Marc Bergevin announced today the Bulldogs have assigned defenceman David Makowski and goaltender Frank Palazzese to the ECHL’s Wheeling Nailers.

In his first year as a pro, Makowski has split this season between the Bulldogs and Nailers. In seven games with Hamilton, the 6-1, 205-pound defenceman has recorded no points and two penalty minutes. In 38 games with Wheeling, the St. Louis, Mo. native has recorded 15 points (seven goals, eight assists) and 53 penalty minutes. Before turning pro, Makowski spent four seasons (2010 to 2014) with the National Collegiate Athletic Association’s University of Denver Pioneers. In 142 career games with the University of Denver, the 25-year-old recorded 93 points (27 goals, 66 assists) and 169 penalty minutes. Hamilton signed Makowski to a one-year contract on June 18, 2014.

In 37 games with Wheeling this season, Palazzese has a record of 17-18-1 with a 2.95 goals-against average, .908 save percentage and one shutout. He was last recalled by the Bulldogs on March 23 and served as backup for three games. Before turning pro this season, the 21-year-old played five seasons in the Ontario Hockey League. In 175 career OHL regular season games with the Sudbury Wolves, Kitchener Rangers and Kingston Frontenacs from 2009 to 2014, the 6-1, 175-pound goaltender had a record of 71-69-26 with a 3.13 goals-against average, .914 save percentage and seven shutouts. The Toronto, Ont. native signed a one-year, two-way American Hockey League / ECHL contract with the Bulldogs on Oct. 7, 2014.

The Bulldogs will be back in action on Saturday, April 4 when they’ll host the Utica Comets at FirstOntario Centre at 7 p.m.

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