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Nathan Beaulieu called up to Montreal, Hamilton Bulldogs announce 2013-14 roster

This season's roster includes 10 returning players and 14 newcomers.

Forward Akim Aliu has earned himself a 25-game professional tryout contract.
Forward Akim Aliu has earned himself a 25-game professional tryout contract.
Derek Leung

The Montreal Canadiens have announced that, as expected, Nathan Beaulieu has been recalled to the big club. Beaulieu set up the only goal in Hamilton's final preseason game, scored by Sven Andrighetto.

The Hamilton Bulldogs have officially announced their regular season roster with their October 11th season opener just around the corner.

Montreal Canadiens and Bulldogs General Manager Marc Bergevin announced today that Hamilton will open their season with 14 forwards, eight defencemen, and two goaltenders.

The roster includes 10 players who are returning to the Bulldogs this season, as well as plenty of new faces with 14 newcomers.

Hamilton's forwards for the upcoming season include Justin Courtnall, Maxime Macenauer, Michael Blunden, Erik Nystrom, Akim Aliu, Louis Leblanc, Joonas Nattinen, Sven Andrighetto, Patrick Holland, Gabriel Dumont, Ben Duffy, Stefan Fournier, Nick Tarnasky and Martin St. Pierre.

The Bulldogs' blueline will consist of Greg Pateryn, Darren Dietz, Nathan Beaulieu, Nathan McIver, Drew Schiestel, Magnus Nygren, Morgan Ellis and Joel Chouinard.

Robert Mayer and Dustin Tokarski will also be opening the season in goal for Hamilton.

Forwards Akim Aliu, Maxime Macenauer, and defenceman Nathan McIver, who were all invited to training camp on professional tryout contracts, have been signed to 25-game professional tryout contracts.

The Bulldogs' season opener is on October 11th, when they host the St. John's IceCaps at Copps Coliseum.

Today's official press release can be seen below: