Canadiens and Hamilton Bulldogs General Manager Marc Bergevin announced today the signing of former Sea Dogs forward and free agent Stephen MacAulay to a one-year American Hockey League contract for the 2013-2014 season. As per club policy, financial terms of the agreement were not disclosed.
Thrilled to be part of the @CanadiensMTL @BulldogsAHL organization and start my pro career off in the fall!!
— Stephen MacAulay (@smacaulay9) July 8, 2013
MacAulay was drafted by the St. Louis Blues in the sixth-round of the 2010 NHL Draft but never signed with the club. After winning his second Memorial Cup in May, he received an invite to Canadiens development camp which took place last week where he earned a contract.
The Cole Harbour native spent four-and-a-half seasons with Saint John before being traded to Halifax last winter. His junior career saw him win four regular season titles, play in four President Cup finals, win three President Cups, play in three Memorial Cups, and win two Memorial Cups.
According to the Bulldogs website, “MacAulay compiled 155 points (71 goals, 84 assists) in 280 regular season games and 53 points (22 goals, 31 assists) in 75 post-season games.”
MacAulay joins former Sea Dogs Nathan Beaulieu and Robert Mayer in the Montreal system. Former Dogs head coach Gerard Gallant is also an assistant coach with the Habs.