thomas christianMONTREAL, QUEBEC – Montreal Canadiens and Hamilton Bulldogs General Manager Marc Bergevin announced today the Canadiens have assigned forward Christian Thomas to the Bulldogs.

Thomas has split this season between Hamilton and Montreal. In 23 games with Hamilton, the 5’9”, 174-pound forward has recorded 14 points (five goals, nine assists) and 14 penalty minutes. In two games with Montreal, he has recorded no points and no penalty minutes.

In 101 career American Hockey League regular season games with the Connecticut Whale and Hamilton Bulldogs, the 21-year-old has recorded 51 points (25 goals, 26 assists) and 29 penalty minutes. In three career National Hockey League games with the New York Rangers and Montreal Canadiens, the Toronto, Ontario native has recorded no points and no penalty minutes.

Thomas was originally selected by the Rangers in the second round (40th overall) in the 2010 NHL Entry Draft.

Hamilton’s next game is scheduled for Tuesday, February 4th, at Rockford Illinois.