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Stars to Provide Players to AHL Hamilton Bulldogs as Part of One-Year Deal

by Staff Writer / Dallas Stars

June 9, 2004

FRISCO, Tex. -- Dallas Stars General Manager Doug Armstrong announced today that the club has signed a one-year player loan agreement with the Montreal Canadiens. As part of the agreement, the Stars will provide players to Montreal's development affiliate, the Hamilton Bulldogs of the American Hockey League (AHL). The Stars are expected to place up to six players, including one goaltender, with Hamilton in 2004-05.

"The Dallas Stars are very pleased about this player loan agreement with the Montreal Canadiens," said Armstrong. "Some of our top prospects will get the opportunity to play and develop with the Bulldogs while providing depth for the club."

Hamilton is entering its third season as the primary developmental affiliate of the Montreal Canadiens in 2004-05 and are coached by former Stars assistant coach Doug Jarvis.

The Bulldogs were 2004 North Division champions of the AHL during the regular season with a 41-25-10-4 record for 96 points. Hamilton was a finalist for the Calder Cup in 2002-03 but was runner-up to Houston.

The Stars announced a similar one-year agreement with the Houston Aeros this past April. Dallas is expected to place one goalie and three-to-six skaters with Houston in 2004-05.

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