OHL 20 in 20 Season Preview: Hamilton Bulldogs
Featuring a deep roster with a wealth of OHL experience, the Hamilton Bulldogs have all the tools to compete in the Eastern Conference this season.
2016-17 Record: 33-27-4-4 (4th East Division)
Head Coach: John Gruden (2nd season/3rd OHL season)
Key additions: Connor McMichael, Arthur Kaliyev, Liam Van Loon, Navrin Mutter, Jake Murray, Dylan D’Agostino, Owen Burnell
Notable graduates: Niki Petti, Michael Cramarossa, Dawson Carty, Matt Luff
Leading scorer: Matthew Strome (66 GP, 34-28–62)
Leading scorer (defencemen): Ben Gleason (66 GP, 6-33–39)
Leading scorer (rookie): Connor Roberts (63 GP, 8-7–15) / Zach Jackson (53 GP, 3-12–15)
Leading goaltender: Kaden Fulcher* (43 GP, 19-17-3-3, 3.21 GAA, .891 SV%, 2 SO)
Quick Hit: The Bulldogs are set to return with their entire defence corps from last season intact
#OHLOpeningWeek schedule: Sat. Sept. 23 vs. NIAG
* – among returning players
This month ontariohockeyleague.com will feature one team each day in advance of the 2017-18 season which begins Thursday September 21. See more from the OHL 20 in 20 series.