Newest Hab becomes a Bulldog

bulldogsMontreal Canadiens newly acquired forward Robert Czarnik will be assigned to the team’s American Hockey League affiliate, the Hamilton Bulldogs.

Czarnik joins the Canadiens’ organization from the Los Angeles Kings in exchange for forward Steve Quailer.

Czarnik is in his third AHL season. In 29 games this term with the Kings’ affiliate, Manchester Monarchs, the 6’1”, 188-pound forward has five points (one goal, four assists) and 16 penalty minutes. In 129 career AHL regular season games with Manchester, the 24-year-old has 34 points (13-21 assists) and 70 penalty minutes.

The Detroit, Mich., native was originally selected by the Kings in the third round (63rd overall) in the 2008 National Hockey League Entry Draft.

Quailer is in his second AHL season. In 12 games this season with Hamilton, the 6’4”, 209-pound forward has five points (one-four) and 15 penalty minutes. In 76 career AHL regular season games with Hamilton, the 24-year-old has recorded 15 points (seven-eight) and 69 penalty minutes. The Arvada, Colorado native was selected by the Canadiens in the third round (86th overall) in the 2008 NHL Entry Draft.