Bulldogs bring players back from Wheeling

Centre Stefan Chaput of the Wheeling Nailers of the East Coast Hockey League has been recalled by the Hamilton Bulldogs.

Chaput, 24, has played 15 games for the Nailers this season recording nine points (three goals, six assists) and eight penalty minutes.

He has played 164 regular season games over parts of five seasons in the American Hockey League from 2008-12 for the Providence Bruins, Syracuse Crunch, Charlotte Checkers and Albany River Rats registering 71 points (24 goals, 47 assists), 51 penalty minutes and a +11 rating.

The native of Montreal, Quebec spent four seasons from 2004-08 with the Lewiston MAINEiacs of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League posting 168 points (71 goals, 97 assists), 145 penalty minutes and a +51 rating in 196 regular season games. The 6’0”, 192-pound centre was second in scoring for the MAINEiacs in 2007-08 with 69 points (33 goals, 36 assists) while also ranking second in goals.

Chaput was originally selected by the Carolina Hurricanes in the fifth round, 153rd overall in the 2006 National Hockey League Entry Draft.

The Bulldogs’ next game is Friday (Nov. 30) in Abbotsford against the Heat. All ‘Dogs games during November will be broadcast on Hamilton’s Funny 820 (AM 820), with select games simulcast on Montreal’s TSN Radio 690 (AM 690).