Canadiens Assign Defenceman Bryan Allen to Hamilton


When acquired Marc Bergevin said of Bryan Allen, “Allen’s a big guy with a lot of character who played for one the best Western Conference teams. I can’t see why he wouldn’t be able to help us here in Montreal.”

6-5, 223-pound defenceman has played over 700 NHL games


MONTREAL, QUE. – Montreal Canadiens and Hamilton Bulldogs general manager Marc Bergevin announced today the Canadiens have assigned defenceman Bryan Allen to the Bulldogs.

Allen has split this season between the Canadiens, the Anaheim Ducks and the Ducks’ American Hockey League affiliate, the Norfolk Admirals. In five games with Montreal, he has one assist and two penalty minutes. In six games with Anaheim, the 6-5, 223-pound defenceman recorded one assist and four penalty minutes. In two games with Norfolk, the Kingston, Ont. native recorded no points or penalty minutes.

In 721 career NHL regular season games with the Canadiens, Ducks, Carolina Hurricanes, Florida Panthers and Vancouver Canucks, Allen has recorded 136 points (29 goals, 107 assists) and 839 penalty minutes. In 86 career AHL regular season games with the Admirals, Manitoba Moose and Syracuse Crunch, the 34-year-old has recorded 28 points (eight goals, 20 assists) and 136 penalty minutes.

Allen was originally selected by the Canucks in the first round (fourth overall) in the 1998 NHL Entry Draft. He was acquired by the Canadiens from the Ducks in exchange for Rene Bourque on Nov. 20, 2014.


  1. I cannot in my mind figure out why Allen cannot find a spot with-in the Habs line-up.
    Habs need size & toughness & Bergevin needs to assess this situation quickly as players like Allen are few & far between these days in the NHL ranks.
    I believe Allen is not the fastest D man on the Habs but he has other attributes as I have mentioned size & toughness.
    If the Habs have health issues on the D in the near future then Allen may become a valuable asset.
    Habs better hang on to Allen as I have a feeling he may become more valuable than any-one will ever figure on.

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