Guest SIXX Posted February 9, 2008 Report Share Posted February 9, 2008 Friday, February 8, 2008 - 03:10PM MONTREAL, QC – The Montreal Canadiens announced today the acquisition of right-winger Brett Engelhardt from the Detroit Red Wings in exchange for forward Francis Lemieux. Engelhardt will join the Hamilton Bulldogs of the American Hockey League, while Lemieux will also report to the AHL with the Grand Rapids Griffins. Engelhardt, 27, has appeared in 42 games with the Griffins this season, collecting eight goals, eight assists, 16 points and 33 penalty minutes. The 6-foot-2, 210-pound forward has 121 points (52-69-121) and 283 penalty minutes in 238-career AHL games with the Philadelphia Phantoms (2003-2004), St. John’s Maple Leafs (2004-05), Toronto Marlies (2005-2007) and Grand Rapids Griffins (2007-08). Engelhardt scored his first AHL goal as a member of the St. John’s Maple Leafs against the Hamilton Bulldogs on February 4th, 2005. Prior to his professional career, the Sheboygan, Wisconsin native spent four seasons with the NCAA’s Michigan Tech Huskies (2000-2004), posting 51 goals, 54 assists, 105 points and 248 penalty minutes in 149 games. Engelhardt has never played a game in the NHL. Lemieux, 23, registered six assists and 27 penalty minutes in 33 games with Hamilton this season. The 5-foot-11, 190-pound native of Sherbrooke, Quebec, has amassed 63 points (24-39-63) in 142-career AHL games, all with the Bulldogs. Lemieux, who signed with the Canadiens as a free agent on December 8th, 2005, has also never played a game in the NHL. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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