’Dogs Blunden returns to Montreal


Mihcael Blunden was traded from Columbus to Montreal in July 2011.  (Photo: Wikipedia Commons)

Mihcael Blunden was traded from Columbus to Montreal in July 2011. (Photo: Wikipedia Commons)

Forward Mike Blunden has been recalled by the National Hockey League Montreal Canadiens from the Hamilton Bulldogs.

Blunden, 26, has played 37 games for the American Hockey League Bulldogs this season, recording 14 points (7 goals, 7 assists) and 64 penalty minutes. He played 39 games for the Canadiens in 2011-12 and registered four points (two goals, two assists) and 27 penalty minutes.

In 90 games over six seasons in the NHL, the Toronto native has recorded eight points (four goals, four assists) and 96 penalty minutes. In 17 games during the 2011-12 season for the Bulldogs, the six-foot-four, 214-pound forward recorded eight points (three goals, five assists) and 26 penalty minutes. Blunden has played 294 games in the AHL and has totaled 142 points (62 goals, 80 assists) and 370 penalty minutes.