Pateryn Joins The Big Club

Pateryn

With Raphael Diaz nursing a concussion, Yannick Weber getting injured during the Carolina game, and Tomas Kaberle being Tomas Kaberle, the Canadiens have called up Greg Pateryn from the Hamilton Bulldogs to help shore up the blueline.

Good luck to the new guy, and hopefully he can impress.

Here’s the announcement from the Bulldog’s website.

MONTREAL CANADIENS RECALL GREG PATERYN

By: Hamilton Bulldogs

03/07/2013 9:54 PMMONTREAL, QUE – Montreal Canadiens and Hamilton Bulldogs General Manager Marc Bergevin announced today that the Canadiens have recalled defenceman Greg Pateryn from the Bulldogs.

Pateryn, 22, has played 22 games for the Bulldogs this season recording eight points (4 goals, 4 assists) and 15 penalty minutes.  The native of Sterling Heights, Michigan played four seasons for the University of Michigan Wolverines of the Central Colligate Hockey Association registering 43 points (6 goals, 37 assists) a +44 rating and 143 penalty minutes in 142 regular season games.  In 2009-2010, Pateryn helped lead the Wolverines to a National Collegiate Athletic Association Championship.  The 6’2”, 219-pound defenceman played for the Ohio Junior Blue Jackets of the United States Hockey League in 2007-2008 notching 27 points (3 goals, 24 assists) and 145 penalty minutes in 60 regular season games.  Pateryn was acquired by the Canadiens in a trade with the Toronto Maple Leafs with a second round pick in 2010 in exchange for Mikhail Grabovski.   Pateryn was originally drafted by the Maple Leafs in the 5th round, 128th overall in the 2008 NHL Entry Draft.

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