The season is over for most of the Habs, but some will continue to play hockey for a little while longer. One of them is Ryan White. The latter has been assigned to the Hamilton Bulldogs after the Habs were eliminated in a seven game series against the Boston Bruins. White didn't make it to Hamilton in time to join the Bulldogs in the opening match against the Manitoba Moose for the second round of the 2011 Calder Cup Playoffs but will be present on Sunday when the 'Dogs will play the second game in the best of seven series.
White, 23, native of Brandon, Manitoba, was drafted 66th overall (third round) in the 2006 NHL Entry draft by the Montreal Canadiens. The 6 foot, 200 pounds forward played in 27 games with the Canadiens in the regular season and accumulated five points (2G-3A) along with a +5 rating and 38 penalty minutes. His physical presence was welcomed by the Habs and he made sure to make his presence felt by landing big hits, dropping gloves a couple of times and bringing his energetic play on the ice. He was also in the lineup for all seven matches against the Boston Bruins but did not manage to record a point.
Earlier this season, White played 33 games with the Bulldogs before being recalled by the Montreal Canadiens. He accumulated 12 points (3G-9A) and served 77 penalty minutes in those 33 games. He will be a welcome addition to the Bulldogs lineup who managed to eliminate the Oklahoma City Barons in the first round (4-2) and are now facing the Manitoba Moose for the North Division championship.