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Habs ink ex-Wild forward Dowell to AHL deal

Jul 28, 2014, 1:00 PM EDT

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The Montreal Canadiens have signed veteran NHLer Jake Dowell to a deal with their AHL affiliate in Hamilton, the club announced on Monday.

Dowell, 29, has appeared in over 150 career games with Chicago, Dallas and, most recently, Minnesota — he was part of the Wild’s big ’12 free agent haul that included Ryan Suter, Zach Parise, Zenon Konopka and Torrey Mitchell.

Dowell has had some good success at the NHL level. In 2010-11, he scored 21 points in 79 games for Chicago and, the following season, scored seven points in 52 games for Dallas. That said, he’s only played three games in the bigs over the last two years and has spent the majority of his time in the American League, and will probably do more of the same for Montreal next season.

  1. wutangwild - Jul 28, 2014 at 7:22 PM

    Great to see him still playing. The situation with his father is so sad. I went to UW- Eau Claire (Jake’s hometown) and had the pleasure to meet and have a beer with him. Great guy! Best of luck Mr. Dowell!

  2. mattyg89 - Jul 29, 2014 at 12:59 AM

    I was always a fan of Dowell. I always thought the hawks would keep him on as a grinder 3rd or 4th liner. He and Jack Skille were my bets for bottom six hawks mainstays. Good luck to both.

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