Hamilton Bulldogs have signed forward Olivier Archambault to an Amateur Try-Out Contract and defenceman Adam Ross to a Professional Try-Out Contract.
Archambault, 20, played 64 regular schedule games this season for the Drummondville Voltigeurs of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League. He registered 66 points (32 goals, 34 assists) and 56 penalty minutes and was ranked second on the team in goals and points.
The 5’11”, 184-pound forward spent four seasons in the QMJHL with the Voltigeurs and the Val d’Or Foreurs, recording 185 points (81 goals, 104 assists) and 122 penalty minutes in 232 regular season games. The native of La Gardeur, Quebec was originally selected by the Montreal Canadiens in the fourth round, 108th overall, in the 2011 NHL Entry Draft.
Ross, 26, has played 51 games this season with the Wheeling Nailers of the East Coach Hockey League, recording eight points (one goal, seven assists) and 85 penalty minutes. He has played 122 regular season games over three seasons in the ECHL with the Nailers, the Bakersfield Condors and the Victoria Salmon Kings registering 23 points (three goals, 20 assists) and 216 penalty minutes.
The native of Red Deer, Alberta spent four seasons from 2007-11 playing for Merrimack College in the Hockey East Association in posting 30 points (seven goals, 23 assists) and 209 penalty minutes in 139 regular season games. He played three seasons from 2004-07 for the Olds Grizzlys of the Alberta Junior Hockey League notching 75 points (28 goals, 47 assists) and 364 penalty minutes in 169 regular season games.
The Bulldogs’ next American Hockey League game is against the Barons i