The Hamilton Bulldogs have signed forward Charles Hudon of the Chicoutimi Sagueneens to an Amateur Tryout Contract. Hudon was drafted by the Canadiens in the fifth round last June.
The Bulldogs now have three of their junior prospects in the Hamilton camp, Windsor Spitfire centre Brady Vail (4th round-2012), left wing Olivier Archambault (4th round-2011) and Hudon. Vail and Hudon are likely to be returned to their junior teams for next season.
The Bulldogs are expected to add University of North Dakota graduate Danny Kristo to their roster in the next few days.
From the Bulldogs Communications Department
HAMILTON, ONT – Hamilton Bulldogs General Manager Marc Bergevin announced today that the Bulldogs have signed forward Charles Hudon to an Amateur Try-Out Contract. As per club policy, financial terms of the agreement were not disclosed.
Hudon, 18, played 56 regular season games this season for the Chicoutimi Sagueneens of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League registering 71 points (30 goals, 41 assists), a +15 rating and 56 penalty minutes while ranking first on the team in goals and points. The 5’11”, 170-pound forward also notched 10 points (5 goals, 5 assists) and eight penalty minutes in six post-season games this season. The native of Alma, Quebec has spent three seasons with the Sagueneens recording 197 points (78 goals, 119 assists), a +69 rating and 158 penalty minutes in 178 regular season games while also being named the QMJHL Rookie of the Year in 2010-2011. Hudon was originally selected by the Montreal Canadiens in the fifth round, 122nd overall in the 2012 NHL Entry Draft.