The Hamilton Bulldogs have assigned defencemen Sebastien Bisaillon and David Urquhart to the Wheeling Nailers of the East Coast Hockey league.
Bisaillon, 23, was signed by the Bulldogs on Thursday, Oct. 14. He attended Montreal’s and Hamilton’s training camps on a tryout and appeared in three pre-season games with the ‘Dogs. Last season, the 6-foot, 185-pound defenceman played for Kassel in the German Elite League earning nine points (two goals, seven assists) in 54 games.
The native of Mont-Laurier, Quebec has played in 52 American Hockey League games, earning 22 points (eight goals, 14 assists).
Urquhart, 25, played in 49 regular season games with the Hartford Wolf Pack last season recording four assists and 34 penalty minutes. The 6-foot, 190-pound defenceman also played in 13 regular season games with the Charlotte Checkers of the ECHL in 2009-10, recording 10 points (two goals, eight assists) and 21 penalty minutes as well as seven post-season games with the Checkers earning two assists and 12 penalty minutes.
From 2004 until 2008, the native of Thorold played in 86 games with McGill University posting 70 points (13 goals, 57 assists) and 190 penalty minutes. Urquhart has played in 107 AHL games, all with the Wolf Pack, registering 18 points (six goals, 12 assists) and 70 penalty minutes.
Hamilton will host the Rochester Americans tonight (Tuesday), 7 p.m. at Copps Coliseum. The team will then travel to Winnipeg to battle the Manitoba Moose on Thursday, Oct. 21 at 8:30 p.m. EST and Friday, Oct. 22 at 8:30 p.m. EST. The ‘Dogs return to Copps Coliseum for their first CBC broadcast game on Sunday, Oct. 24 when the Oklahoma City Barons visit for a 1 p.m. The game will be televised nationally on CBC. All regular season Hamilton Bulldogs broadcasts on AM 820 CHAM will begin with a pre-game show 30 minutes prior to the scheduled start time.