Dumont leaves, Hudon arrives in the Dog Pound

bulldogsHamilton Bulldogs forward Gabriel Dumont has been recalled by the Montreal Canadiens. At the same time, the American Hockey League Bulldogs have signed forward Charles Hudon to an Amateur Try-Out Contract.

Dumont, 22, played eight games while on recall earlier this season with the National Hockey League Canadiens and earned two. Dumont has played 55 games for the Bulldogs this season and leads the team in points with 31 (16 goals, 15 assists) as well as in goals and has also accumulated 83 penalty minutes.

The native of Ville Degelis, Quebec represented the Bulldogs at the 2013 AHL All-Star Classic suiting up for the Western Conference All-Stars.

Hudon, 18, played 56 regular season games this season for the Chicoutimi Sagueneens of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League registering 71 points (30 goals, 41 assists), a plus-15 rating and 56 penalty minutes while ranking first on the team in goals and points.

The 5’11”, 170-pound forward also notched 10 points (five goals, five assists) and eight penalty minutes in six post-season games this season. The native of Alma, Quebec has spent three seasons with the Sagueneens recording 197 points (78 goals, 119 assists), a plus-69 rating and 158 penalty minutes in 178 regular season games while also being named the QMJHL Rookie of the Year in 2010-2011.

He was originally selected by the Canadiens in the fifth round, 122nd, overall in the 2012 NHL Entry Draft.

The Bulldogs’ next game is against the Rampage in San Antonio on Friday (April 5) at 8:30 p.m.