01/21/2015 9:46 AM
Montreal Canadiens and Hamilton Bulldogs general manager Marc Bergevin announced today the Canadiens have re-assigned defenceman Dalton Thrower from the Bulldogs back to the ECHL’s Brampton Beast.
Thrower spent the week in Hamilton practicing with the Bulldogs, the AHL affiliate of the Montreal Canadiens.
He is welcomed back to the Beast where he finished serving the final game of his five-game suspension on Sunday afternoon as the Beast defeated the Canadiens' ECHL affiliate the Wheeling Nailers by a score of 2-1.
The former Canadiens second-round pick (51st overall) in 2012 has recorded two assists and 26 penalty minutes in seven games with the Beast this season. Before turning pro, the 21-year-old defenceman put up 147 points (42 goals, 105 assists) and 414 penalty minutes in 285 career WHL games across five seasons (2009 to 2014).
Catch Thrower in action this weekend when the Beast welcome the Elmira Jackals to the Powerade Centre for a three-game set. Friday is Mental Health Night, where Beast players and staff will be wearing green ribbons in support of the ending the negative stigma and encouraging discussion surrounding mental health. A portion of proceeds from each ticket sold will be donated to facilities in the Peel region which need continued funding and support from the community.
Saturday is Pucks and Paws day, where the Beast will be giving away pet supply packages courtesy of Jenny’s Pet Valu while also hosting a live pet adoption giving fans the chance to go home with a new pup. The fun continues for fans throughout the weekend, as Sunday is Literacy Day, where fans can participate in supporting a great cause of promoting literacy throughout the Peel Region. Tickets can be purchased online at bramptonbeast.com or by calling 905-564-1684.