Forward, defenceman called by Bulldogs

bulldogsDefenceman Joe Stejskal and forward Daultan Leveille have been recalled by the Hamilton Bulldogs from the Wheeling Nailers of the East Coast Hockey League.

Stejskal, 24, played four games for the American Hockey League Bulldogs this season recording two assists and two penalty minutes. In 26 games with the Nailers this season he has posted four assists and 19 penalty minutes. The native of Grand Rapids, Minnesota played 55 games for the Bulldogs during the 2011-12 regular season, recording three assists and 26 penalty minutes.

During three seasons in the AHL with Hamilton, Stejskal has booked five assists and 28 penalty minutes in 66 regular season games. He played four seasons for Dartmouth College of the Eastern Collegiate Athletic Conference where he registered 32 points (15 goals, 17 assists) and 162 penalty minutes in 126 regular season games.

The 6’3”, 208-pound defenceman was named an ECAC Third-Team All-Star in 2010-11 while being named to the ECAC All-Academic Team in 2008-09. He was originally selected by the Montreal Canadiens in the fifth round, 133rd overall in the 2007 NHL Entry Draft.

Leveille, 22, has played 25 games for the Nailers this season, notching seven points (4-3) and six penalty minutes. He played four seasons with Michigan State University of the Central Collegiate Hockey Association where he recorded 69 points (26-43) and 50 penalty minutes in 131 regular season games. In 2008-09 as a rookie with Michigan State, Leveille was second in team scoring with 17 points (nine goals, eight assists) while also being an Honourable Mention selection to the CCHA All-Rookie Team.

The native of St. Catharines played two seasons (2006-08) with the Falcons of the Golden Horseshoe Jr. “B” Hockey League / Greater Ontario Junior Hockey League. In 93 games, the 6’0”, 175-pound centre had 101 points (48- 53 assists) and 38 penalty minutes.

Leveille was originally selected by the Atlanta Thrashers in the first round, 29th overall in the 2008 NHL Entry Draft.

The Bulldogs’ next game is against the Toronto Marlies at Copps Coliseum at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday (Jan. 8).