Geoffrion joins Bulldogs


Blake Geoffrion, whose Hockey Hall of Fame grandfather Bernie Geoffrion starred with the Montreal Canadiens, will join the Hamilton Bulldogs on Saturday (Feb. 18).

Geoffrion was acquired by the Bulldogs’ National Hockey League affiliate, the Canadiens, on Friday (Feb. 16) in a trade with the Nashville Predators. They have assigned him to their American Hockey League affiliate.

The 24-year-old left winger started the 2011-12 season with the Predators but after 22 games was sent to the club’s AHL farm team, the Milwaukee Admirals. During his stint with the Predators, Geoffrion had three assists with a minus-two rating.

In his 20 games with the Admirals, Geoffrion, who was born in Plantation, Florida but grew up in Brentwood, Tennessee. Had two goals and seven assists and was minus-three.

The Habs also acquired former Toronto Maple Leafs prospect, Robert Slaney and a second round pick from the 2012 pool.

They gave up defenceman Hal Gill and a conditional fifth round draft pick in 2013.