Arthur Kaliyev used his signature quick release to fire home his 44th goal of the season on Saturday afternoon and in doing so, became the Hamilton Bulldogs new all-time points leader.
Kaliyev, who became the club’s all-time leading goal scorer on February 1st, surpassed Matthew Strome with his 248th career point in a Bulldogs uniform on Saturday as they fell 8-6 to the visiting Saginaw Spirit.
An 18-year-old from Staten Island, NY, Kaliyev has 98 points (44-54–98) in his third season with the club after being selected by the Los Angeles Kings in the second round (33rd overall) of the NHL Draft last summer. The 6-foot-2, 190Ib. right-winger is fifth in OHL scoring and second in league shots on goal with 288.
Kaliyev won an OHL Championship with the Bulldogs as a rookie in 2017-18 after being the club’s second round (26th overall) pick from the Detroit Compuware U16 program. He proceeded to record the first 100-point season in Bulldogs history in 2018-19, recording 51 goals and 51 assists as a sophomore.
Kaliyev represented the United States at the 2020 IIHF World Junior Hockey Championship this past January, recording six points (4-2–6) over five contests.