Bulldogs Player of the Week: Charles Hudon
In what is becoming a regular trend, Charles Hudon once again takes home player-of-the-week honors after notching three points in two games. Hudon got two points Friday night in Cleveland with a pair of assists, the first coming on T.J. Hensick's fourth goal of the year. He also registered a point on Magnus Nygren's powerplay goal late in the second period; however the Bulldogs would fall 4-2.
The following night in Hamilton, Hudon would yet again play the hero role, as he converted a Nathan Beaulieu pass into a game winning goal. The goal was part of a three-goal run for Hamilton, who were trailing 3-1 early on in the game. With his latest multipoint weekend Hudon is now tied for fifth in the AHL scoring race and also stands alone atop the rookie scoring charts.
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*Denotes player is in the NHL/ECHL
Sven Andrighetto: Andrighetto was held pointless in back to back games against Lake Erie this past weekend.
Gabriel Dumont: The Bulldogs' captain was held scoreless for the second straight week despite totalling the highest shot-totals in the two games played.
Magnus Nygren: Nygren continues to be the main source of offense from the Hamilton blue line. The Swede registered a powerplay goal (his fourth) and an assist on T.J. Hensick's goal Friday night.
Christian Thomas: After missing several games with a lower body injury, Thomas returned and immediately picked up where he left off by registering a goal (his fifth) and an assist in two games played.
Daniel Carr: Carr finally got back in the goal column with the game-tying goal Saturday night against the Monsters.
Eric Tangradi: Tangradi has been called up to Montreal.
Mac Bennett: Bennett failed to register a point for the Bulldogs this week.
Jacob de la Rose: De la Rose found his way back into the goal column this week when he converted a Jarred Tinordi pass into his third goal of the year.
Greg Pateryn: Pateryn is beginning to find his rhythm and his point production shows that as he tallied another assist this week on a Christian Thomas goal.
Davis Drewiske: Drewiske registered no points and just one shot on goal this week.
Darren Dietz: Another rough week for Dietz as the offensively-gifted defensemen tallied zero points and a single shot on net.
Nathan Beaulieu: Beaulieu tallied two assists Saturday night against Lake Erie, first on Christian Thomas's goal then again on Charles Hudon's overtime game winning goal.
Jarred Tinordi: While he isn't expected to put up big point totals the behemoth blueliner notched an assist on Jacob de la Rose's third goal of the season and registered two shots on net.
Morgan Ellis: Ellis picked up his production for the ECHL's Wheeling Nailers by grabbing three assists in two games played this past week.
Jack Nevins: Nevins managed one shot on goal and got into a fight with noted AHL goon Daniel Maggio.
Connor Crisp: Crisp was a healthy scratch this weekend for Hamilton.
Mike Condon: In his only start this week Condon posted 35 saves on 39 shots against in a 4-2 loss to the Lake Erie Monsters.
Joey MacDonald: Joey Mac got his first start in nearly two weeks and posted 19 saves in a 4-3 overtime win against Lake Erie.
Year to Date Stats
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The Bulldogs record currently stands at 9-9-2 with 20 points, which places them third in the AHL's North Division, five points behind the second place Adirondack Flames. Overall the Bulldogs are tied for eighth in the Western Conference, tied with the Grand Rapids Griffins and the Texas Stars.
Hamilton will be back in action on December 2 against the Adirondack Flames before facing the rival Toronto Marlies twice and the Texas Stars to end the week.