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Cote re-assigned to Hamilton

by Staff Writer / Montréal Canadiens

MONTREAL - Canadiens GM Bob Gainey announced Tuesday that defenseman Jean-Philippe Côté has been assigned to the Hamilton Bulldogs of the American Hockey League.

Côté, 23, has played in 26 games with the Bulldogs in 2005-06, collecting three assists (0-3-3) and 51 penalty minutes. The 6-foot-2, 216-pound defenseman native of Quebec City has played in his first three NHL games earlier this season. He did not collect any points but registered a plus/minus rating of plus-1.

Côté was signed as a free agent on August 19, 2004.

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