The Kootenay Ice were eliminated from the WHL playoffs Monday night. Wednesday the Canadiens assigned former 2012 third round draft choice Tim Bozon to the Hamilton Bulldogs where his professional career will begin Friday at Austin Texas Friday.
Bozon had been assigned to Kootenay by the Canadiens as an overage junior while he continued re-habilitation from his battle with viral meningitis suffered last spring.
In 57 games with Kootenay he posted 63 points (35g, 28a). In the seven game losing series against the Calgary Hitmen he added 3 goals and 6 assists.
Bozon joins 6’4” defenseman Brett Lernout from eliminated junior teams to join the Bulldogs. Unlike Bozon, Lernout has another year of junior elibility.
Two NCAA grads also joined Hamilton over the last week, defenseman Josiah Didier and left wing Brandon McNally. The 6’3” Didier was selected by the Canadiens in the fourth round of the 2011 draft. The undrafted 6’2” McNally is a graduate of Dartmouth College and is with the Bulldogs under a Professional Tryout contract.