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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.

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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.

Good deal for the Bulldogs, Engelhardt even though he hasn't played in the NHL (and at 27 maybe never will) is actually a decent veteran player with decent speed and is pretty decent around the net...last season he had 25 goals and 48 points and picked up 129 PM in 79 games for the Toronto Marlies and he will bring veteran leadership for Hamilton...

I feel bad for Lemieux in the deal, he is a pretty good skater with offensive potential which he shown in his final year in the QMJHL with Chicoutimi scoring 32 goals and 82 points in 70 games and he had a decent rookie year in the AHL with the Bulldogs after picking up 18 goals and 40 points in 67 games and things may have been looking good going into last season where I thought maybe the LW would get called up by the Habs but last season injuries took their toll on him and he has not been the same getting only 6 goals and 14 points in 44 games

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Good deal for the Bulldogs, Engelhardt even though he hasn't played in the NHL (and at 27 maybe never will) is actually a decent veteran player with decent speed and is pretty decent around the net...last season he had 25 goals and 48 points and picked up 129 PM in 79 games for the Toronto Marlies and he will bring veteran leadership for Hamilton...

I feel bad for Lemieux in the deal, he is a pretty good skater with offensive potential which he shown in his final year in the QMJHL with Chicoutimi scoring 32 goals and 82 points in 70 games and he had a decent rookie year in the AHL with the Bulldogs after picking up 18 goals and 40 points in 67 games and things may have been looking good going into last season where I thought maybe the LW would get called up by the Habs but last season injuries took their toll on him and he has not been the same getting only 6 goals and 14 points in 44 games

I think this was a deal to bring more depth to the dogs because we might be losing a few in a trade soon. I heard grabs is returning too, which may be a coincidence or not...

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Hopefully Lemieux will be able to get some playing time with his new team. For some reason our coaches would never give him a chance no matter how well/hard he played.

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Hopefully Lemieux will be able to get some playing time with his new team. For some reason our coaches would never give him a chance no matter how well/hard he played.

I really hope so too, I just wish it would have been for Montreal, have our third Lemieux playing for the Habs, I think he would done fairly decent actually...oh well....anyone know if he is a relation to Claude and Jocelyn? I don't think so but just wonderin

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Where have i been, i am just reading about this one now........

Trotter then this kid? Whats going on here?

I guess seeing as we have already given up on Lemieux, it makes sense to trade him off for whatever we can get

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On May 8th, Brett Engelhardt has signed with Augsburger Panther of the Deutsche Eishockey-Liga.

Source: http://habsprospects.hockeyhq.net/

Sorry to hear that......he was one of the better players in our weak stretch drive, had a good work ethic and some physicality.....oh well....I guess I'll go sharpen my skates......we may be short a player or two.......unless Dallas sends us a couple!!!!

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Sorry to hear that......he was one of the better players in our weak stretch drive, had a good work ethic and some physicality.....oh well....I guess I'll go sharpen my skates......we may be short a player or two.......unless Dallas sends us a couple!!!!

Yeah and what is frustrating is Detroit got Francis Lemieux for nothing.

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