|Sebastian Collberg||19||Elitserien||Frolunda||Regular Season||35||6||3||9|
|Allsvenskan||Orebro HK||Regular Season||15||6||2||8|
Collberg finally debuted for the Bulldogs, playing 2 of the final 3 games of the season as the coaching staff didn't want to overwork him coming off of a concussion. Collberg went -2 in the two games, and got 5 shots on net. Collberg will be back in Sweden next year, but giving him a taste of North American pro hockey couldn't have hurt.
|Magnus Nygren||22||Elitserien||Farjstads||Regular Season||51||13||19||32|
An error in paper work prevented Magnus Nygren from coming over to Canada to play out the Bulldogs' season, but I have to wonder if he'll be here in October to challenge for a roster spot. There doesn't seem to be much further he can go in the Elitserien, so it's time for the next challenge.
|Erik Nystrom||19||Allsvenskan||Kalskrona HK||Regular Season||23||5||6||11|
|Super Elit U20||Modo U20||Regular Season||22||8||16||24|
Nystrom's season is over and was recapped last report.
|Daniel Pribyl||20||Czech Extraliga||Sparta Praha||Regular Season||42||12||10||22|
|Czech Extraliga||Sparta Praha||Playoffs||6||0||0||0|
Pribyl's season is over and was recapped last report. One has to wonder though, if Bergevin not trying to get him to come over to Hamilton this year says anything about his future as a prospect.
Canadian Hockey League
|Brady Vail||19||OHL||Windsor||Regular Season||68||20||35||55|
Vail only put up 11 shots in his 12 AHL games, but 4 points and a +2 rating signify that he wasn't out of his depth. The defense minded forward has one more year in the OHL before he'll make the Bulldogs full time. If Vail makes the NHL at some point, it will likely be on the back of his defensive play, but next year as a 19 year old, bigger offensive numbers will be looked for by the Habs.
|Olivier Archambault||20||QMJHL||Drummondville||Regular Season||64||32||34||66|
Archambault waiting until the second last game of the year to score his first professional goal, an unassisted tally that temporarily brought the Bulldogs to within one. Archambault also didn't manage a shot a game in the AHL, grabbing 9 in his 10 games played. The Canadiens face a bit of a dilemma with Archambault. He's offensively gifted enough to make a difference for the Bulldogs depth next season, but he may not be ready for that level full time. It may be an overage OHL year for him next season.
|Charles Hudon||18||QMJHL||Chicoutimi||Regular Season||56||30||41||71|
Remember that time that we left Hudon off of our top 25 under 25 in the summer? Right after the vote, Stephan Cooper noted that we may have overlooked a serious talent, but even then it wasn't clear just how good Hudon is. The youngest player in the AHL, he won the Bulldogs Player of the Week in his first as a Bulldog, and lead the team in shots over the 9 games that he played with 22. Hudon is a phenomenal talent, so of course Trevor Timmins stole him in the 5th round. Justin Dahan caught up with Hudon for a short interview last week.
|Darren Dietz||19||WHL||Saskatoon||Regular Season||72||24||34||58|
Dietz is sitting on the sidelines with the Blades until they host the Memorial Cup.
|Dalton Thrower||19||WHL||Saskatoon||Regular Season||54||6||21||27|
Thrower is sitting on the sidelines with the Blades until they host the Memorial Cup.
|Tim Bozon||18||WHL||Kamloops||Regular Season||69||36||55||91|
Bozon is now back in the lineup for the Blazers, but possibly still injured since he failed to record a point, went -1 and took 4 minutes in penalties. Either way, Bozon being back is a positive.
|Mac Bennett||22||NCAA||Michigan||Regular Season||32||6||12||18|
Bennett's season is over and was recapped last report.
|Danny Kristo||22||NCAA||North Dakota||Season total||40||26||26||52|
Kristo wasn't able to manage a goal in the AHL this season on 14 shots over 9 games, but he seemed to get much better over the last stretch of his season. It wasn't the kind of production expected of the 22 year old sniper, but then again who has actually produced as much as expected in Hamilton this season? Justin Dahan caught up with Kristo last week for a short interview.
|Mark MacMillan||21||NCAA||North Dakota||Regular Season||41||13||12||25|
MacMillan's season is over and was recapped last report.
|Sprague Ribinsoin||27||Liga Supa||Glöorpf HK||Regular Season||37||237||0||237|
|Liga Supa||Glöorpf HK||Playoffs total||11||107||0||107|
With Glöorpf eliminated from playoff contention, Sprague was invited to join the Hamilton Bulldogs - as per subsection 11.3.3, 'Player Transfers', of the 1979 SALT II treaty - but refused to do so after getting wind of having been packaged by the Montreal Canadiens in an unsuccessful trade for Canucks goaltender, Roberto Luongo, at the NHL trade deadline. The genesis of the rumoured trade was Montreal Canadiens GM Marc Bergevin's recent remarks characterizing the cap savings arising from the Scott Gomez waiver buyout as 'fun money'. Ribinsoin, Jr.'s agent, Jarome Iginla - the Boston thing was just the tip of the iceberg - informed the Canadiens that the trade would have been in direct violation of Sprague's NTC - No Twins Clause - a concession Iggy successfully negotiated with Glöorpf, noting the probability of an errant assist disproportionately rises when a team's roster includes two players who creep Sprague out. The situation took an uglier turn later in the week when Sprague's camp issued the following statement via the History Channel's twitter feed, "Jesus Christ, what? What the fuck is it? Fuck off!" Barring a resolution to the impasse, Sprague is expected to remain in Switzerland to usher in the 2013 beet-growing season.