Montreal Canadiens Send 17 to Hamilton


The Montreal Canadiens have announced a large round of cuts, sending 17 players to their American Hockey League team for the near future. The Hamilton Bulldogs receive new recruits for their training camp including Tim Bozon, Daniel Carr and Connor Crisp.

The Canadiens sent 17 players consisting of 9 forwards, 7 defenceman and a goaltender to the AHL. Joining Bozon, Carr and Crisp with the Bulldogs are; Stefan Fournier, T.J. Hensick, Charles Hudon, Patrick Holland, Jack Nevins, Nick Sorkin Mac Bennett, Morgan Ellis, Joe Finley, David Makowski, Magnus Nygren, Bobby Shea and Dalton Thrower and goaltender Michael Condon.

Connor Crisp was one of the surprising demotions after a fantastic season with the Sudbury Wolves in the OHL and 7 games with the Bulldogs to end last season. The 2013 3rd round pick looked good for a long run with the Canadiens during training camp but injury put an end to that.

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  • Tim Bozon was the Habs 3rd round pick in 2012 and is moving up to the AHL after a 62 point season in the WHL with the Kootenay Ice. Bozon has an extra special story, battling back from a life threatening bout of meningitis to play in his first preseason game with the Canadiens.

    After ending up in the hospital and being diagnosed with Neisseria meningitidis, he was put into a medically induced coma for a little over two weeks. He was released from the hospital on March 28th.

    Daniel Carr joins the Canadiens organization after four years of play with Union College where he won the NCAA Frozen Four Championship this past season. Carr had 50 points in 39 games with Union en route to capturing the National title. He went un-drafted and was signed as a free agent in 2014.

    The Canadiens also released their 2014 first round pick Nikita Scherbak sending him back to the WHL’s Everett Silvertips. There was much debate over whether or not Scherbak should be given a 9 game audition, but the Habs never seemed to be thrilled with their 24th overall pick this training camp.

    The Montreal Canadiens also released Justin Baker, Riley Brace, Joël Chouinard, Tanner Eberle, Sahir Gill, Stefano Momesso, Evan Wardley, Zach Yuen from the roster.

    The Canadiens still have 35 players on their roster.