Darren Dietz

Canadiens assign Dietz and Thomas to AHL

The Montreal Canadiens assigned Darren Dietz and Christian Thomas to the Hamilton Bulldogs following their 4-2 loss to the Ottawa Senators Saturday night.

Thomas, the son of former NHLer Steve Thomas, had 11 goals and 27 points in 55 games with Hamilton last season. The 22-year-old was originally a second-round pick of the New York Rangers (40th overall in 2010). Thomas has appeared in three career NHL games with the Rangers and Canadiens where he’s been held without a point.

Dietz, 21, was originally a fifth round selection (138th overall in 2011) by the Canadiens. In 34 games with the Bulldogs last season the defenseman five assists to go along with 49 penalty minutes.