Dumont remains the fan’s favourite

Gabriel Dumont was named MVP (Photo: Dumont2 (8443957828)"/TheAHL /Dumont2Uploaded by Dolovis.  CC BY 2.0/Wikimedia Commons)

Gabriel Dumont was named MVP (Photo: TheAHL/Dumont2/Dolovis/Wikimedia Commons)

Hamilton Bulldogs captain Gabriel Dumont was named the team’s most valuable player as the American Hockey League club concluded its final season in The Hammer.

Dumont played in 66 games this season and scored 20 goals while assisting on 25 more. The Hamilton Spectator Award is voted by the players. Dumont finished second in goals, fourth in assists, third in points, first in power play goals (five) and tied for second in game winning goals (four).

His efforts were also appreciated by the team’s booster club, The Growl, which for a third straight year awarded him the Bill Sturrup Trophy Fan Favourite Award. Dumont ranks fifth in franchise history in games played (318) and third in goals (73).

The club’s leading scorer award went to T.J. Hensick with his 60 points from 19 goals and 41 assists in 75 games. That tied him for 14th in overall league scoring. He also led ‘Dogs with 17 power play points

The Tim Hortons Top Defenceman Award (voted by local media) was Davis Drewiske. In his 62 games he had four goals and 18 assists and finished with a team leading plus-15 rating. He led Bulldogs defencemen in assists and points.

The local media also gave the nod to Charles Hudon as the PMA Top Rookie. He had 19 goals and 38 assists in his 75 games which placed him second among AHL rookie. Hudon had been named to the AHL All-Rookie Team and was league Rookie of the Month for November.

Hudon was also the recipient of the Dan Lawrie Insurance Premium Player of the Year Award which goes to the individual most times selected hardest working player of the game. He was the media’s choice 11 times during the season.

The Molson Cup Award, determined by the most three stars selections after each game, goes to goalie Mike Condon. In his 48 games he compiled a 23-19-6 record with a 2.44 goals-against average and a .921 save percentage along with four shutouts.

The FirstOntario Credit Union Community Leadership Award (voted by Bulldogs staff) went to Davis Drewiske, who was also the team’s choice for the IOA/American Specialty AHL Man of the Year for his outstanding contributions to the Hamilton community during the 2014-15 season.

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