Bulldog scores AHL award

Hamilton Bulldogs forward Sven Andrighetto has been selected as the American Hockey League’s Player of the Week for the period ending Feb. 9.

Bulldogs Rookie Sven Andrighetto (Photo: Robin Leworthy Wilson, Aerial Promotions)

Bulldogs Rookie Sven Andrighetto (Photo: Robin Leworthy Wilson, Aerial Promotions)

Andrighetto had eight points (three goals, five assists) in four road games for the Bulldogs during that run.

On Tuesday, in Rockford, Illinois, the 5’9”, 182-pound forward scored a goal and assisted on three others, setting a career high with four points in a 6-4 loss to the IceHogs. He was held scoreless Wednesday in Milwaukee, Wisconsin against the Admirals, but came back with two assists on Saturday night, helping the Bulldogs to a come-from-behind 5-4 win over the Binghamton Senators in Ottawa, Ontario. Finally, the Zurich, Switzerland native scored two goals, including the game-winner in the third period, as the Bulldogs edged the Toronto Marlies 4-3 on Sunday afternoon in Toronto, Ontario.

Selected by the Montreal Canadiens in the third round (86th overall) in the 2013 National Hockey League Entry Draft, Andrighetto has 27 points (12 goals, 15 assists) and 22 penalty minutes in 36 games with Hamilton this season. The 20-year-old rookie played the previous two seasons in the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League, registering 172 points (67 goals, 105 assists) in 115 regular season games with the Rouyn-Noranda Huskies.

In other team news, the Bulldogs released defenceman Myles Harvey from his professional try out contract.

Harvey has also skated with the East Coast Hockey League’s Orlando Solar Bears and Wheeling Nailers this season. In two games with Hamilton, he posted no points and no penalty minutes.

Before turning pro this season, the 25-year-old played four seasons in the National Collegiate Athletic Association with the Providence College Friars. In 124 career regular season games with Providence, the undrafted defenceman had 32 points (eight goals, 24 assists) and 118 penalty minutes.

Hamilton’s next game is scheduled for Saturday, Feb. 15 when the ‘Dogs will host the Texas Stars at FirstOntario Centre at 7 p.m.