LONG BEACH, Calif. – The Long Beach Ice Dogs announced that forwards Jimmy Bonneau and Cory Urquhart and defenseman James Sanford have been assigned to the team from the Hamilton Bulldogs of the American Hockey League.
The Ice Dogs are the ECHL affiliate of the Bulldogs of the AHL and the Montreal Canadiens of the National Hockey League.
The Ice Dogs also announced that defenseman Scott Basiuk has been traded to the Bakersfield Condors in exchange for financial considerations and that defenseman Kevin Lavallee has been traded to the Florida Everblades in exchange for financial considerations.
Selected in the second round (40th overall) by Montreal in the 2003 NHL Entry Draft, the 21-year-old Urquhart played for Long Beach in 2004-05 and had 31 points (16g-15a) in 63 regular season games and two penalty minutes in six Kelly Cup Playoff games while also playing one game with Hamilton.
Selected in the eighth round (241st overall) by Montreal in the 2003 NHL Entry Draft, the 20-year-old Bonneau, who had a goal in Long Beach’s 5-1 preseason win on Sunday at Las Vegas, had 22 points (11g-11a) and 234 penalty minutes in 70 games with Prince Edward of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League in 2004-05.
In his first professional season in 2004-05, the 21-year-old Sanford had 11 points (2g-9a) in 24 games with Peoria of the ECHL and 10 points (2g-8a) in 31 games with Hamilton.