Centre Ryan White has been assigned to the Hamilton Bulldogs from the Montreal Canadiens. White was not will not be available for Thursday’s opening playoff game against the Manitoba Moose for the North Division championship.
White became available after the Canadiens were eliminated by the Boston Bruins from the National Hockey League’s playoffs.
White should be in the Hamilton lineup on Sunday when the Moose and Bulldogs play the second game of their best-of-seven American Hockey League series at 4 p.m. at Copps Coliseum.
White, 23, played in 27 games with the Canadiens in the regular season recording five points (two goals, three assists) along with a +5 rating and 38 penalty minutes. He also appeared in seven post-season games with Montreal but was held pointless. In 33 regular season games with the Bulldogs this season, the native of Brandon, Manitoba posted 12 points (three goals, nine assists) while serving 77 penalty minutes.
The 6-foot, 198-pound centre was selected in the third round, 66th overall by Montreal in the 2006 NHL Entry Draft.
Fans can tune in to all Bulldogs playoff games on the flagship station of the Hamilton Bulldogs Hockey Network, 820 CHAM, and online on www.hamiltonbulldogs.com and www.ahllive.com. All playoff Hamilton Bulldogs broadcasts on AM 820 CHAM will begin with a pre-game show 30 minutes prior to the scheduled start time.
Tickets for Hamilton’s second round series in the Calder Cup playoffs are only $20.50 and are available at the Copps Coliseum Box Office, any Ticketmaster Outlet, online at www.ticketmaster.com or through charge-by-phone at 1-855-872-5000. Fans interested in purchasing group tickets can do so by calling 905-777-2372.