The American Hockey League announced today that Hamilton Bulldogs rookie forward Brendan Gallagher has been named to the 2013 Western Conference AHL All-Star team.  The AHL All-Star Classic is being hosted in Providence, Rhode Island on January 27th and 28th.

Gallagher, 20, ranks second on the Bulldogs in points with 20 (10 goals, 10 assists) and ranks second in goals and assists while leading the team in power-play goals with four and shots on goal with 117.  The 5’9”, 182-pound forward has recorded five two-point games this season.

It was well known that this week’s Hamilton Bulldogs recent call=ups and professional tryout contracts were designed only to fill a gaping hole in their lineup caused by callups to Canadiens training.  After playing two games in Abbotsford B.C. Tuesday and Wednesday night Ian Schultz, Riley Armstrong and Mark Isherwood have all been returned to the ECHL’s Utah Grizzlies.

It is expected that Mike Blunden, Louis Leblanc, Michael Bournival and Patrick Holland will be returned to the Bulldogs following Thursday night’s intersquad game at the Bell Centre.   The Bulldogs host the Toronto Marlies on Friday night.

From Bulldogs Communications

HAMILTON, ONT – Montreal Canadiens and Hamilton Bulldogs General Manager Marc Bergevin announced today that the Canadiens have reassigned forward Ian Schultz to the Utah Grizzlies of the ECHL and that the Bulldogs have released forward Riley Armstrong and defenceman Mark Isherwood from their Professional Try-Out Contracts.

Schultz, 22, played two games for the Bulldogs against the Abbotsford Heat and recorded two shots on goal and two penalty minutes.

Armstrong, 28, played two games for Hamilton against Abbotsford and registered three shots on goal and two penalty minutes.

Isherwood, 23, played two games for the ‘Dogs against the Heat and posted one shot on goal and scored on his shootout attempt last night.