Bulldogs Player of the Week: Daniel Carr
A stellar rookie season has come to a close for Dan Carr who ends up as the Bulldogs leading goal-scorer, as well as the top rookie goalscorer in the AHL. It was a busy week for Carr who, in three games played, registered four points including points in each game played.
Carr kicked off the week with the game winning goal against Oklahoma City with assists going to fellow rookies Brandon McNally and Josiah Didier. He then followed that up with a pair of assists in a 6-3 loss to Lake Erie that ended the 'Dogs playoff chances. To round out the week Carr set up Christian Thomas for the game-tying goal against Lake Erie before they fell 4-3 in the shootout.
*Indicates player is in the NHL
Charles Hudon: It was a phenomenal end of the season for the rookie star who collected two goals. His first opened the scoring in a 5-3 win over OKC, and he also scored the opening goal in a 6-3 loss to Lake Erie. With nineteen goals and thirty eight assists Hudon finished second in the AHL rookie scoring race and twenty second overall in the AHL.
Gabriel Dumont: The Bulldogs' captain grabbed two points on the week with a goal and an assist. Dumonts' 20 goals and 25 assists are both career highs and placed him third overall on the Bulldogs for scoring.
Sven Andrighetto: As was the story all year when Andrighetto had trouble finding the net he still collected assists. That continued this week with a pair of assists for the Swiss star.
Eric Tangradi: The veteran forward ended his Bulldogs season with a goal in a 4-3 shootout loss to Lake Erie.
Drayson Bowman: Dr. Dray continued a productive April with a goal against OKC and an assist against Lake Erie.
Christian Thomas: The Bulldogs' sniper grabbed two points this week, first an assist on T.J. Hensicks' 19th of the year. He ended the season with the game-tying goal against Lake Erie before the team fell in a shootout.
Darren Dietz: No points for the young defenseman but he ended up in a scrap against Steve Pinizzotto, and was recalled to the NHL as well.
Mac Bennett: The rookie blueliner recorded one assist this week to close out his first pro season.
Morgan Ellis: It was a big scoring week for Ellis who scored his third goal of the year and grabbed an assist against OKC.
Connor Crisp: It was another solid week for the truculent forward who scored his second goal of the year against Lake Erie.
Dalton Thrower: The Brampton Beast did not qualify for the ECHL playoffs meaning Thrower's disappointing rookie season has come to an end.
Mike Condon: The Bulldogs' starting goalie started two games this week going 1-1-0 with a 3.58 GAA and .880 SV%. Condon was one of the black aces recalled for the Habs playoff run.
Joey MacDonald: The veteran netminder was recalled by Montreal to be a practice goalie.
Josiah Didier: The young defenseman did everything in his power to earn a contract for next season, and helped his cause by recording an assist on Dan Carr's twenty fourth goal of the year.
Brett Lernout: The 2014 draft pick didn't hit the scoresheet this week but looked right at home on the Bulldogs blueline.
Michael Bournival: Dizziness/Upper Body Injury (Day-to-day)
Davis Drewiske: Wrist surgery (Out for the remainder of the season)
Jarred Tinordi: Upper Body Injury (Three weeks)
Magnus Nygren: Severe Concussion (Out indefinitely)
Bryan Allen: Fractured Foot (Six weeks)
Year to Date Statistics
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The Bulldogs' finished the season at 34-29-12 giving them 81 points overall. This placed the team third in the AHL's North Division and tenth in the Western Conference, six points out of the final playoff spot. This was the teams' final season in Hamilton and they will be heading to St. Johns next season to replace the current Ice Caps team.