Bulldogs report - Dec. 15, 2010
|Desharnais, with his 25 helpers, also currently ranks second in assists in the AHL.|
Luckily, the Hamilton squad has a lot of depth to draw from – most notably Bulldogs’ center David Desharnais. Not only was Desharnais tied with Pacioretty for second place in points in the AHL, with both players notching 32, but the crafty center is also tied for the team lead in plus-minus along with defenseman Mathieu Carle with a +11.
Desharnais, with his 25 helpers, also currently ranks second in assists in the AHL, only one short of the Rochester Americans’ Michal Repik. Pacioretty credited much of his current success to Desharnais’ strong play, hailing his former-linemate as one of the best players in the AHL.
Another Bulldogs’ center, Olivier Fortier hit a personal milestone in Sunday’s matchup, potting three goals for the first hat-trick of his professional career. He also added an assist to his tally for a Bulldogs’ season-high four points.
Like the Canadiens, the Bulldogs will wrap up the month of December with lengthy road trip that will see then make stops in Oklahoma City, Cedar Park, San Antionio, Houston and Toronto, before returning home to cap off the year with games against Chicago and Lake Erie.
Justin Fragapane is a writer for canadiens.com.
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