CANADIENS RECALL BEAULIEU, BOURNIVAL FROM BULLDOGS
Defenceman, forward combined for four points in two games this weekend with ‘Dogs

Hamilton Bulldogs Press Release

Photo by Jean-Yves Ahern-USA TODAY Sports)
Photo by Jean-Yves Ahern-USA TODAY Sports)

MONTREAL, QUE. – Montreal Canadiens and Hamilton Bulldogs general manager Marc Bergevin announced today the Canadiens have recalled defenceman Nathan Beaulieu and forward Michael Bournival from the Bulldogs.

Beaulieu has split this season between the Canadiens and Bulldogs. In four games with Montreal, he has recorded two penalty minutes. In two games with Hamilton, he has recorded one goal and nine 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 126 career American Hockey League regular season games, he has recorded 59 points (15 goals, 44 assists) and 105 penalty minutes. Beaulieu was selected by the Canadiens in the first round (17th overall) in the 2011 NHL Entry Draft.

Bournival has played in four games with the Bulldogs this season, recording four points (one goal, three assists) and two 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 76 career AHL regular season games with the ‘Dogs, he has recorded 37 points (13 goals, 24 assists) and 30 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.

The Bulldogs return to action on Wednesday, Oct. 29 when they’ll visit the Rochester Americans at First Niagara Center in Buffalo, N.Y. at 7:05 p.m. The ‘Dogs next home game will be on Tuesday, Nov. 4 when they’ll host the Americans at FirstOntario Centre at 10:15 a.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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