CANADIENS ASSIGN BEAULIEU, BOURNIVAL TO BULLDOGS
Beaulieu has played in four games with Habs this season; Bournival has one goal in two games with ‘Dogs

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MONTREAL, QUE. – Montreal Canadiens and Hamilton Bulldogs general manager Marc Bergevin announced today the Canadiens have assigned defenceman Nathan Beaulieu and forward Michael Bournival to the Bulldogs. Both players are expected to rejoin the Canadiens on Sunday.

Beaulieu has played in four games with the Canadiens this season, recording no points and two penalty minutes. The 21-year-old split the 2013-14 season between the Canadiens and Bulldogs. In 17 regular season games with Montreal, the 6-2, 194-pound defenceman recorded two points and eight penalty minutes, then in seven post-season games he added two assists and two penalty minutes. In 57 regular season games with Hamilton, the Strathroy, Ont. native recorded 27 points (seven goals, 20 assists) and 33 penalty minutes. In 27 career National Hockey League regular season games, he has recorded four assists and 10 penalty minutes. In 124 career American Hockey League regular season games, he has recorded 58 points (14 goals, 44 assists) and 96 penalty minutes. Beaulieu was selected by the Canadiens in the first round (17th overall) in the 2011 NHL Entry Draft.

Bournival has played in two games with the Bulldogs this season, recording one goal and no penalty minutes. The 22-year-old split the 2013-14 season between the Canadiens and Bulldogs. In 60 regular season games with Montreal, the 5-11, 196-pound forward recorded 14 points (seven goals, seven assists) and 18 penalty minutes, then in 14 post-season games he added one assist. In three regular season games with Hamilton, the Shawinigan, Que. native recorded three points (two goals, one assist) and two penalty minutes. In 74 career AHL regular season games with the ‘Dogs, he has recorded 34 points (13 goals, 21 assists) and 28 penalty minutes. Bournival was originally selected by the Colorado Avalanche in the third round (71st overall) in the 2010 NHL Entry Draft. He was acquired by the Canadiens from the Avalanche in exchange for defenceman Ryan O’Byrne on Nov. 11, 2010.

Hamilton returns to game action on Friday, Oct. 24 when the club will visit the Toronto Marlies at Ricoh Coliseum at 7 p.m. The ‘Dogs will be back at home on Saturday, Oct. 25 when they’ll host the San Antonio Rampage at FirstOntario Centre at 7 p.m.

Hamilton Bulldogs 2014-15 season tickets, flex tickets, group tickets and single-game tickets are on sale now. For more information, call 1-866-DOGS-TIX or visit hamiltonbulldogs.com.

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