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Milroy called up from Hamilton

Saturday, 17.02.2007 / 12:00 AM / News
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Milroy called up from Hamilton


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MONTREAL - Canadiens GM Bob Gainey announced Saturday that right-winger Duncan Milroy has been recalled from the Hamilton Bulldogs of the American Hockey League.

Milroy, 24, has played in 52 games of the Bulldogs' 54 games so far this season. He leads the Bulldogs in goals and scoring with 23 goals and 29 assists for a total of 52 points. He has totaled 18 penalty minutes and posted a plus-12 differential. The Edmonton native is playing in his fourth season with the Bulldogs. In his AHL career, he has played in 255 games, scoring 58 goals and adding 76 assists for a total of 134 points.

Milroy, a 6-foot-1, 196-pound right-winger, played his junior hockey in the Western Hockey League from 1998 to 2003, with the Swift Current Broncos (1998-2001) and the Kootenay Ice (2001-2003). In 264 career games, he collected 287 points, including 132 goals (132-155-287). In 2001-02, he led Kootenay to a Memorial Cup championship, thanks to 17 goals and 37 points, both league-highs, in 22 playoff games. He added four points, including three goals, in four Memorial Cup games.

Milroy, who has yet to play a game in the National Hockey League, was the Canadiens' third pick (second round - 37th overall) in 2001.