The Canadiens announced today that forward Corey Locke has been recalled from the Hamilton Bulldogs of the American Hockey League and should be available for tonight’s game in New York against the Rangers.
The 23-year-old native of Toronto leads the Bulldogs in scoring with 23 points in 30 games (eight goals and 15 assists). He is +4 and has 20 penalty minutes.
With a goal in Hamilton’s 4-3 loss to the Toronto Marlies last night in Hamilton, Locke became the Bulldogs’ all-time leading scorer with his 180th career AHL point (63 goals, 117 assists). He passed former Bulldog Brian Swanson, who had 179.
Locke was the Canadiens’ fourth-round pick and 113th player selected in the 2003 NHL entry draft.