Bulldogs bring in two players for assessment


bulldogsThe Hamilton Bulldogs could have two new skaters in their lineup when they play the Oklahoma City Barons on Wednesday (April 2).

On Monday the club announced that forwards Connor Crisp and Brady Vail inked try-out agreements and were to catch up to the American Hockey League team on Tuesday in time for a practice.

Crisp recently completed his fourth Ontario Hockey League season with the Sudbury Wolves. In 67 regular season games with Sudbury, the Alliston, Ont., native had 55 points (28 goals, 27 assists) and 120 penalty minutes. In 184 career OHL regular season games with the Wolves and Erie Otters from 2010 to 2014, the 6’3”, 226-pound forward recorded 97 points (55 goals, 42 assists) and 308 penalty minutes.

Crisp, 19, was selected by the Canadiens in the third round (71st overall) in the 2013 National Hockey League Entry Draft.

Vail also just finished his fourth OHL season with the Windsor Spitfires. The Hendersonville, North Carolina native recorded 83 points (32 goals, 51 assists) and 39 penalty minutes In 67 regular season games with Windsor. In 264 career OHL regular season games with the Spitfires from 2010-14, the 6’0”, 194-pound forward had 200 points (77 goals, 123 assists) and 168 penalty minutes.

He also joined the Bulldogs at the end of his junior season in 2012-13. In 12 games with Hamilton last season, he registered four points (one goal, three assists) and four penalty minutes.

Vail, 20, was selected by the Canadiens in the fourth round (94th overall) in the 2012 NHL Entry Draft.