MONTREAL - The Montreal Canadiens announced Sunday that centreman Andreas Engqvist
has been returned to the AHL Hamilton Bulldogs. Engqvist was recalled from Hamilton on January 19.
The 6’04’’, 197 lbs centreman, aged 23, suited up for the Canadiens’ last two games, including his first NHL contest on January 21 at Ottawa.
Engqvist appeared in 38 games with the Bulldogs this season, registering 14 points (6 goals, 8 assists). One of his goals was scored on the power play. He has also collected 73 shots on goal, maintained a +5 plus/minus differential and served 10 penalty minutes.
Engqvist played with Djurgarden of the Swedish Elite League from 2005-06 to 2009-10, recording 58 points (29-29-58) and 74 penalty minutes in 181 games. He also amassed 4 points (1-3-4) in 9 games in the 2010 World Hockey Championship in Germany.
A native of Stockholm, Sweden, Engqvist signed with the Canadiens as a free agent on July 13, 2009. SEE ALSO:Habs come up short Playing for keeps Taking one for the team