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Habs call up three players from the Bulldogs

by Staff Writer / Montréal Canadiens

MONTREAL – The Montreal Canadiens announced today that forwards Ryan White, David Desharnais and Brock Trotter have been called up from the AHL Hamilton Bulldogs.

White, 21, played 14 games with the Canadiens this season including his first NHL game on November 5 against the Bruins in Boston. The 6’00’’, 193 lbs forward registered two points (0-2-2), recorded 42 hits and blocked 13 shots, while playing an average of 11 minutes and 35 seconds.

White recorded 20 points (12-8-20) in 37 games with the Bulldogs this season. He added 69 shots on goal and 95 penalty minutes, while maintaining a +8 plus/minus differential. A native of Brandon, MB, White was the Canadiens’ fourth pick (third round, 66th overall) in the 2006 NHL Entry Draft.

Desharnais, 23, played one game with the Canadiens this season, his first in the NHL, against the Penguins in Pittsburgh on November 25. The 5’07’’, 177 lbs forward was held pointless, recorded one hit and played seven minutes and 55 seconds.

Desharnais is second on the Bulldogs with 48 points (16-32-48) in 37 games. He added 91 shots on goal and 24 penalty minutes, while maintaining a +10 plus/minus diffenrential. He missed the first 13 games of the season with a foot injury. A native of Quebec City, Desharnais signed with the Canadiens as a free agent on November 5, 2008.

Trotter, 22, is the Bulldogs leading scorer with 53 points (25-28-53) in 49 games this season. The 5’10”, 180 lbs forward displays a +21 plus/minus differential, with 106 shots on goal and 36 penalty minutes. A native of Brandon, MB, Trotter signed with the Canadiens as a free agent on July 2, 2008.

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