Canadiens assign Andreas Engqvist to the Hamilton Bulldogs
MONTREAL – The Montreal Canadiens announced Thursday that forward Andreas Engqvist has been assigned to the AHL Hamilton Bulldogs.
Engqvist, 24, suited up in nine games with the Canadiens this season, including last night’s contest against the Detroit Red Wings at the Bell Centre. He recorded four blocked shots and seven hits, while averaging 6:51 of ice time per game.
Assigned to the Bulldogs on December 5 the 6’01’’ and 201 lbs centre ranks second on the Bulldogs in scoring with 23 points (13 goals, 10 assists) in 27 games this season. Five of his goals were scored on the powerplay. Engqvist registered 63 shots on goal and displays a team-leading +9 plus/minus differential.
The Stockholm-born forward Engqvist signed with the Canadiens as a free agent on July 13, 2009.