Habs grab AHL veteran for Bulldogs

The Hamilton Bulldogs claimed forward Daniel Corso from the Houston Aeros in an American Hockey League player movement on Tuesday (Dec. 18) . He will join the team at practice in Hamilton on Wednesday.

In a second player move, the Montreal Canadiens, Hamilton’s National Hockey League parent, re-assigned forward Cory Urquhart from Hamilton to the Cincinnati Cyclones of the East Coast Hockey League.

Corso, 29, posted 11 points (2-9-) and four penalty minutes in 20 games this season with the Torpedo Nizhny Novgorod of the Russian Super League before signing an AHL contract with the Houston Aeros and being placed on AHL entry waivers. In 64 games in the AHL during the 2006-2007 campaign, the 5-foot-10, 185-pound centreman registered 15 goals, 37 assists, (52 points), and 39 penalty minutes with the Philadelphia Phantoms and the Springfield Falcons.

A native of Montreal, Quebec, Corso has 312 AHL games with the former Worcester IceCats (1998-2003), the Binghamton Senators (2003-2004), the Chicago Wolves (2003-2004), Philadelphia (2006-2007) and Springfield (2006-2007), collecting 84 goals, 151 assists (235 points) and 162 penalty minutes.

Corso, drafted by the St Louis Blues in the seventh round (169th overall), in the 1996 NHL Entry draft, has also accumulated 25 points (14-11) and 20 penalty minutes in 77-career NHL games with St. Louis (2000-2003) and the Atlanta Thrashers (2003-2004).

Urquhart, a 23-year-old native of Halifax, Nova Scotia, has appeared in 21 games in the AHL with Hamilton this season, notching five goals, four assists, nine points and 14 penalty minutes. The 6-foot-3, 203-pound forward also has one assist in one game with Cincinnati this season.

The Bulldogs return to action on Friday (Dec. 21) in Winnipeg to take on the Manitoba Moose.