Injured defenceman joins Bulldogs for conditioning

bulldogsThe Montreal Canadiens have assigned defenceman Davis Drewiske to their American Hockey League affiliate, the Hamilton Bulldogs.

And injury has prevented Drewiske from playing this season. The 29-year-old split the 2012-13 season between the Los Angeles Kings and Montreal Canadiens in the National Hockey League. In 20 games with Los Angeles, the 6’2”, 219-pound defenceman recorded four points (one goal, three assists) and 14 penalty minutes. In nine games with Montreal, the Hudson, Wisconsin native recorded three points (one goal, two assists) and no penalty minutes.

In 135 career NHL regular season games with the Kings and Canadiens, Drewiske has 25 points (five goals, 20 assists) and 67 penalty minutes. In 66 career AHL games with the Manchester Monarchs, he has recorded 14 points (one goal, 13 assists) and 101 penalty minutes.

The undrafted defenceman was acquired by the Canadiens in a trade with the Kings on April 2, 2013 in exchange for a fifth-round draft pick.

Hamilton’s next game is scheduled for Friday (March 7) when the ‘Dogs will host the Oklahoma City Barons (AHL affiliate of the Edmonton Oilers) at FirstOntario Centre at 7:30 p.m.