The National Hockey League’s Montreal Canadiens have signed forward James T. Wyman to a two-year contract (through to 2010) and assigned him to their American Hockey League affiliate, the Hamilton Bulldogs. Wyman will report to Hamilton on Thursday (March 20).
Meanwhile, the Bulldogs have assigned defenceman Jon Gleed to the Cincinnati Cyclones of the East Coast Hockey League.
Wyman appeared in 29 games as a senior with the University of Dartmouth Big Green this season, leading the team with 15 goals and three game-winning tallies, and posting 15 assists for 30 points while recording 18 penalty minutes. The 22-year-old assistant captain with Dartmouth registered personal bests this season in the ECAC for goals, assists, and points.
A native of Edina, Minnesota, Wyman compiled 85 points (41-44-85) and 48 penalty minutes in 123 games during his four-year college career with the Ivy League school.
Following an MVP campaign at The Blake School in 2003-2004, Wyman was selected by the Canadiens in the fourth round, 100th overall, in the 2004 NHL Entry Draft. That season, the 6-foot-2, 212-pound right-winger collected 54 points (31-23-54) in 24 games and was a finalist for the Minnesota Mr. Hockey Award.
Gleed, a 24-year old native of Milton has appeared in 22 games with Hamilton this season, registering two assists, 13 shots and 14 penalty minutes. The 6-foot-2, 205-pound blueliner has also collected four assists, a plus-4 rating and 30 penalty minutes in 13 ECHL games with Cincinnati during the 2007-2008 campaign.
The defending Calder Cup Champion Bulldogs return to action tonight (Wednesday, March 19) at 7 p.m. when they take on the Crunch in Syracuse.