Hamilton Bulldogs Sign Forwards Connor Crisp, Brady Vail

The following is a press release from the AHL’s Hamilton Bulldogs.

MONTREAL, QUEBEC – Montreal Canadiens and Hamilton Bulldogs General Manager Marc Bergevin announced today the Bulldogs have signed forwards Connor Crisp and Brady Vail to try-out agreements. Both players will join the Bulldogs on the club’s current road trip and are scheduled to practice tomorrow.

Crisp recently completed his fourth Ontario Hockey League season with the Sudbury Wolves. In 67 regular season games with Sudbury, the Alliston, Ontario native recorded 55 points (28 goals, 27 assists) and 120 penalty minutes. In 184 career OHL regular season games with the Wolves and Erie Otters from 2010 to 2014, the 6’3”, 226-pound forward recorded 97 points (55 goals, 42 assists) and 308 penalty minutes.

Crisp, 19, was selected by the Canadiens in the third round (71st overall) in the 2013 National Hockey League Entry Draft.

Vail also recently completed his fourth OHL season with the Windsor Spitfires. In 67 regular season games with Windsor, the Hendersonville, North Carolina native recorded 83 points (32 goals, 51 assists) and 39 penalty minutes. In 264 career OHL regular season games with the Spitfires from 2010 to 2014, the 6’0”, 194-pound forward recorded 200 points (77 goals, 123 assists) and 168 penalty minutes. He also joined the Bulldogs at the end of his junior season in 2012-2013. In 12 games with Hamilton at the end of last season, he recorded four points (one goal, three assists) and four penalty minutes.

Vail, 20, was selected by the Canadiens in the fourth round (94th overall) in the 2012 NHL Entry Draft.

Hamilton’s next game is scheduled for Wednesday, April 2nd, when the ‘Dogs will visit the Oklahoma City Barons (AHL affiliate of the Edmonton Oilers) at Cox Convention Center in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma at 8:00 p.m. The Bulldogs return to FirstOntario Centre on Saturday, April 12th when they will host the Rochester Americans (AHL affiliate of the Buffalo Sabres) at 7:00 p.m.


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