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Cote assigned to Hamilton

Wednesday, 08.02.2006 / 12:00 AM / News
Montreal Canadiens

PRESS RELEASE

MONTREAL – Canadiens GM Bob Gainey announced Thursday that defenseman Jean-Philippe Côté has been assigned to the Hamilton Bulldogs of the American Hockey League.

Côté, 23, had two separate stints with the Canadiens and played in a total of eight games this season, going pointless while earning four penalty minutes. He registered a plus/minus rating of plus-2.

In Hamilton, the 6-foot-3, 207-pound Quebec City native played in 32 games, collecting one goal, three assists and 63 penalty minutes.

Côté was signed as a free agent on August 19, 2004.