Defenceman switch uniforms for Habs, Bulldogs


Defenceman Greg Pateryn (Photo: Robin Leworthy Wilson/Aerial Promotions)

Defenceman Greg Pateryn (Photo: Robin Leworthy Wilson/Aerial Promotions)

Hamilton Bulldogs defenceman Greg Pateryn has been recalled by the Montreal Canadiens. At the same time, defenceman Jarred Tinordi has been sent to from the National Hockey League parent to its American Hockey League affiliate in Hamilton.

In five games with the Bulldogs this season, the 6’2”, 222-pound Pateryn has four points from two goals and two assists along with four penalty minutes. He is currently tied for first in Bulldogs scoring with rookie forward Sven Andrighetto.

The 23-year-old split last season between Hamilton and Montreal. In 39 regular season games with Hamilton, the Sterling Heights, Mich., native recorded 12 points (seven goals, five assists) and 27 penalty minutes. In three regular season games with Montreal, he had no points and no penalty minutes.

Pateryn was originally selected by the Toronto Maple Leafs in the fifth round (128th overall) in the 2008 NHL Entry Draft.

Tinordi has appeared in six games with Montreal this season and has been held pointless while posting nine penalty minutes.

The 21-year-old split last season between Hamilton and Montreal. Last season, the 6’6”, 227-pound defenceman shared top defenceman honours on the Bulldogs with Nathan Beaulieu. In 67 regular season games with Hamilton, the Millersville, Maryland native had 13 points (two goals, 11 assists) and 71 penalty minutes. In eight regular season games with Montreal, he recorded two assists and two penalty minutes. In five playoff games with the Habs, he recorded one assist and 15 penalty minutes.

Tinordi was selected by Montreal in the first round (22nd overall) in the 2010 National Hockey League Entry Draft.

Hamilton’s next game is scheduled for Friday (Oct. 25), when the Rochester Americans visit Copps Coliseum at 7:30 p.m.