Bulldogs Assign Defencemen Makowski, Shea to ECHL’s Nailers


Both defencemen were recalled for Sunday’s game at Bell Centre


Hamilton Bulldogs Media Release

MONTREAL, QUE. – Montreal Canadiens and Hamilton Bulldogs general manager Marc Bergevin announced today the Bulldogs have assigned defencemen David Makowski and Bobby Shea to the ECHL’s Wheeling Nailers.

In his first year as a pro, Makowski has split this season between the Bulldogs and Nailers. In six games with Hamilton, the 6-1, 205-pound defenceman has recorded no points or penalty minutes. In 36 games with Wheeling, the St. Louis, Mo. native has recorded 14 points (six goals, eight assists) and 51 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.

Shea has split this season between the Bulldogs and Nailers. In 13 games with Hamilton, he has recorded three points (one goal, two assists) and 21 penalty minutes. In 35 games with Wheeling, he has recorded 10 points (two goals, eight assists) and 93 penalty minutes. In 42 career American Hockey League regular season games with the Bulldogs and Rockford IceHogs, the 5-11, 195-pound defenceman has recorded 10 points (four goals, six assists) and 105 penalty minutes. In 58 career ECHL regular season games with the Nailers, Toledo Walleye and Reading Royals, the Harrison Township, Mich. native has recorded 15 points (four goals, 11 assists) and 132 penalty minutes. The 24-year-old was signed by the Bulldogs to a one-year contract on July 21, 2014.

The Bulldogs will be back in action on Saturday, March 21 when they’ll visit the San Antonio Rampage at AT&T Center in San Antonio, Texas at 8 p.m. ET. The ‘Dogs will return home on Thursday, April 2 when they’ll host the Chicago Wolves at FirstOntario Centre at 7:30 p.m.

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