Cote called up from Hamilton

Tuesday, 01.17.2006 / 12:00 AM ET / News
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Cote called up from Hamilton


MONTREAL - Canadiens GM Bob Gainey announced Tuesday that defenseman Jean-Philippe Côté has been recalled from the Hamilton Bulldogs of the American Hockey League.

Côté, 23, has played in 32 games with the Bulldogs in 2005-06, collecting four points (one goal, three assists) and 63 penalty minutes.

The 6-foot-2, 216-pound defenseman Quebec City native played in his first three NHL games earlier this season. He was held off the scoresheet but showed a plus/minus rating of plus-1.