The bad news for Tim Bozon is that with his team's loss to the Calgary Hitmen in the first round of the playoffs, his WHL career is over. Kootenay brought Calgary to 7 games, but it was too little, too late. Bozon ended the playoffs with three goals and seven assists in seven games, finishing 11th in WHL playoff scoring.
The great news is that Bozon will now join a professional team, in the Hamilton Bulldogs. The Bulldogs have five games left in the schedule, and are battling for a playoff spot.
MONTREAL, QUE. – Montreal Canadiens and Hamilton Bulldogs general manager Marc Bergevin announced today the Canadiens have re-assigned forward Tim Bozon to the Bulldogs from the Western Hockey League’s Kootenay Ice.
In 57 regular season games with Kootenay this season, Bozon recorded 63 points (35 goals, 28 assists) and 19 penalty minutes. The 6-1, 196-pound forward added nine points (three goals, six assists) and six penalty minutes in seven post-season games before Kootenay was eliminated from the WHL playoffs this week.
In 260 career WHL regular season games with the Ice and Kamloops Blazers, the St. Louis, Mo.-born forward recorded 294 points (140 goals, 154 assists) and 164 penalty minutes.
Bozon was selected by the Canadiens in the third round (64th overall) in the 2012 National Hockey League Entry Draft. The 21-year-old was signed by the Canadiens to an entry-level contract on May 30, 2013.
Considering what Bozon has gone through this year, ending his season among professional hockey players can only be seen a big positive.