Pyatt recalled, White and Trotter to Hamilton
MONTREAL – The Montreal Canadiens announced Monday that left winger Tom Pyatt has been called up from the AHL Hamilton Bulldogs, while Ryan White and Brock Trotter have been assigned to Hamilton.
Pyatt, 22, took part in 19 games with the Canadiens earlier this season, including his first in the NHL on November 5 against the Bruins in Boston. The 5’11’’, 187 lbs forward was held pointless and recorded 18 shots on goal, while playing 11:09 minutes on average per game.
In 36 games with the Bulldogs this season, Pyatt amassed 29 points (11-18-29) and maintained a +16 plus/minus differential. He also recorded 75 shots on goal and six penalty minutes.
White, 21, played 16 games with the Canadiens this season including his first NHL game on November 5 against the Bruins in Boston. The 6’00’’, 193 lbs forward registered two points (0-2-2), recorded 47 hits and blocked 13 shots, while playing an average of 11 minutes and 9 seconds.
White recorded 20 points (12-8-20) in 37 games with the Bulldogs this season. He added 69 shots on goal and 95 penalty minutes, while maintaining a +8 plus/minus differential. A native of Brandon, MB, White was the Canadiens’ fourth pick (third round, 66th overall) in the 2006 NHL Entry Draft.
Trotter, 22, played two games with the Canadiens this season, including his first game in the NHL, against the Pittsburgh Penguins on February 6. The 5’10’’, 180 lbs forward was held pointless, recorded six shots on goal and played 9:02 minutes on average per game.
Trotter is the Bulldogs leading scorer with 53 points (25-28-53) in 49 games this season. He displays a +21 plus/minus differential, with 106 shots on goal and 36 penalty minutes. A native of Brandon, MB, Trotter signed with the Canadiens as a free agent on July 2, 2008.
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