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AHL's Bulldogs sign Commodore to try-out contract

TSN.ca Staff

11/22/2012 11:27:06 AM

The Hamilton Bulldogs announced Thursday that the club has signed defenceman Mike Commodore to a professional try-out contract. 

Commodore, 33, has spent parts of 11 seasons in the National Hockey League with the New Jersey Devils, Calgary Flames, Carolina Hurricanes, Ottawa Senators, Columbus Blue Jackets, Detroit Red Wings and Tampa Bay Lightning. 

In 484 regular season games, Commodore has registered 106 points (23 goals, 83 assists) and 683 penalty minutes. 

The 6'4", 225-pound defenceman has also played 53 post-season games, notching eight points (two goals, 6 assists) and 70 penalty minutes. In 2004, Commodore was a member of the Calgary Flames' Western Conference Championship team that fell in seven games to the Tampa Bay Lightning in the Stanley Cup Final. 

In 2006, he helped the Carolina Hurricanes capture the Stanley Cup by defeating the Edmonton Oilers in seven games. 

Commodore will join the Bulldogs for practice on Saturday.