McIver signs 25-game pro tryout contract with Bulldogs

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HAMILTON, Ont. – Nathan McIver of Newton has signed a second 25-game professional tryout contract with the Hamilton Bulldogs.

Nathan McIver of Newton played for the Providence Bruins of the American Hockey League for the 2010-11 and 2011-12 seasons.

The Bulldogs are the American Hockey League affiliate of the National Hockey League’s Montreal Canadiens.

McIver attended the Bulldogs’ training camp on a tryout basis, and signed a 25-game professional tryout contract on Oct. 4.

In 15 games with the Bulldogs this season, the stay-at-home defenceman has one assist, 38 penalty minutes and is a minus-2.

McIver, who played with the Summerside Western Capitals of the MHL (Maritime Junior Hockey League) as a 16-year-old during the 2001-02 season, has played over 420 AHL regular-season games and 36 regular-season games in the NHL.

McIver was an eighth-round (254th overall) draft pick of the Vancouver Canucks in 2003.

The six-foot-two and 195-pound McIver played for the Bridgeport Sound Tigers of the AHL last season. In 62 regular-season games with the top affiliate of the NHL’s New York Islanders, McIver had one goal, four assists, five points and 287 penalty minutes.



Organizations: American Hockey League, National Hockey League, Montreal Canadiens Summerside Western Capitals Maritime Junior Hockey League Vancouver Canucks Bridgeport Sound Tigers New York Islanders

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