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Habs call up Ben Maxwell

by Staff Writer / Montréal Canadiens

MONTREAL -- The Montreal Canadiens announced Friday that centreman Ben Maxwell has been called up from the AHL Hamilton Bulldogs. Maxwell will join the Canadiens in Los Angeles for Saturday’s game against the Kings.

Maxwell, 21, was held pointless in eight games with the Canadiens earlier this season, recording six shots on goal and averaging 9:33 minutes of ice time per game. In seven games with the Canadiens last year, the 6’01’’, 195 lbs forward was held pointless and served two penalty minutes.

Maxwell is currently fourth on the Bulldogs’ scoring list with 43 points (16 goals, 27 assists) in 55 games. He also recorded 129 shots on goal, served 20 penalty minutes, while posting a +12 plus/minus differential. Five of his tallies were scored on the power play.

A native of North Vancouver, B.C., Maxwell was the Canadiens’ second pick (second round, 49th overall) in the 2006 NHL Entry Draft.

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