MONTREAL – The Montreal Canadiens announced Sunday that centreman Ben Maxwell has been called up from the AHL Hamilton Bulldogs, while right winger Matt D’Agostini has been assigned to Hamilton.
Maxwell, 21, registered 34 points (11 goals, 23 assists) in 46 games with the Bulldogs this season. He also recorded 108 shots on goal, served 18 penalty minutes, while posting a +4 plus/minus differential. In seven games with the Canadiens last year, the 6’01’’, 195 lbs forward was held pointless and served two penalty minutes.
A native of North Vancouver, B.C., Maxwell was the Canadiens’ second pick (second round, 49th overall) in the 2006 NHL Entry Draft.
D’Agostini, 23, registered four points (two goals, two assists) in 35 games with the Canadiens this season. He also recorded 44 shots on goal and served 26 penalty minutes. In 89 NHL career games he registered 25 points (14 goals, 11 assists), recorded 160 shots on goal and 44 penalty minutes.
In 159 games with the Bulldogs between 2006-07 and 2008-09, the 6’00’’, 198 lbs forward recorded 127 points (58 goals, 69 assists). He added 87 penalty minutes, while posting a +3 plus/minus differential.
D’Agostini was the Canadiens’ fifth pick (sixth round, 190th overall) in the 2005 NHL Entry Draft.See also:BoxscoreCanadiens assign Max Pacioretty to Hamilton Two to grow on Sweet revengeThe Numbers Game - Jan. 23, 2010