With Montreal's loss last night you had to know that this was coming, but it doesn't make it any better. Forward Ben Maxwell and All-Star defenseman P.K. Subban were both assigned to Hamilton this morning and are expected to join the Bulldogs for Game 7 against the Stars. Both players will have a chance to make a significant impact on the game. Here's the presser:
The Montreal Canadiens announced today that forward Ben Maxwell and defenceman P.K. Subban have been assigned to the Bulldogs from the Canadiens. Both players are scheduled to join the ‘Dogs for their Western Conference Finals Game 7 match-up with the Texas Stars tomorrow night at Copps Coliseum.
Maxwell, 22, played in one post-season game with the Canadiens in the 2010 Stanley Cup Playoffs but was held pointless. The 6-foot-1, 195-pound forward played in 13 regular season games with Montreal but was also held pointless. The native of North Vancouver, British Columbia ranked fourth on the Bulldogs in points with 44 (16 goals, 28 assists) after playing in 57 regular season games with Hamilton. Maxwell was drafted in the 2nd round, 49th overall by the Canadiens in the 2006 NHL Entry Draft.
Subban, 21, played in the Bulldogs’ first six post-season games in the 2010 Calder Cup Playoffs, scoring two game-winning goals and earning nine points (three goals, six assists) before being recalled to Montreal on April 26th. In 14 Stanley Cup playoff games with the Canadiens, the 6-foot, 202-pound defenceman recorded eight points (one goal, seven assists) and helped Montreal advance to the Eastern Conference Finals. During the regular season, Subban ranked third on Hamilton and third amongst AHL defenceman in scoring with 53 points (18 goals, 35 assists) in 77 games. The native of Toronto, Ontario ranked second in the AHL in plus/minus with a rating of +46 and also broke five franchise records for the Bulldogs including most goals and points by a ‘Dogs defenceman in a single season.