Forward Hunter Bishop has been reassigned from the Wheeling Nailers of the East Coast Hockey League to the Hamilton Bulldogs of the American Hockey League. The Montreal Canadiens of the National Hockey League announced the re-assignment on Thursday (Nov. 24).
Bishop, 23, has played in nine games with Wheeling this season collecting five points (two goals, three assists) and four penalty minutes. Last season in nine regular season games with the Bulldogs, Bishop earned five points (two goals, three assists). In 12 post-season games with Hamilton, the native of Fairbanks, Alaska recorded one assist and six penalty minutes.
Prior to joining the ‘Dogs at the end of last season, the 6-foot, 185-pound forward played two seasons at Ohio State University from 2008-2010 recording 58 points (29 goals, 29 assists) in 75 games. Bishop was signed as a free agent by the Canadiens on March 19, 2010.
Hamilton meets the Binghamton Senators tonight (Friday, Nov. 26) for a 7:30 p.m. game at Scotiabank Place in Ottawa. The game can be seen live on Cable 14.
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.