‘Dogs top sniper gets call from Habs

The parent Montreal Canadiens have recalled forward Matt D’Agostini from the Hamilton Bulldogs of the American Hockey League.

D’Agostini, 22, has played in all 20 of the Bulldogs games this season and leads the team in goals with 14 and points with 25 (14 goals, 11 assists). Last season, the native of Sault Ste. Marie competed in one game with the National Hockey League Canadiens recording no points and two penalty minutes. In 76 games with Hamilton in 2007-2008, D’Agostini ranked second on the club in points with 53 (23 goals, 30 assists).

The 6-foot, 200-pound right wing, in his third season with the Bulldogs, has played 159 regular season games for the ‘Dogs, registering 127 points (58 goals, 69 assists). Montreal’s sixth round – 190th overall – selection in the 2005 NHL Entry Draft also won the Calder Cup with Hamilton in 2007, ranking fourth on the team in scoring with 13 points (four goals, nine assists) after playing in all 22 post-season games.

The Bulldogs take their three-game winning streak to Binghamton to battle the Senators on Saturday, Nov. 29 at 7:05 p.m. before heading to Montreal to host the Senators for a 5:00 p.m. match-up on Sunday, Nov. 30 at the Bell Centre.