When the Bulldogs season came to an end last week, so did the major junior hockey careers of two high character players.
Owen Burnell and Eric Henderson finished up their junior careers in the Hamilton Black and Gold.
For Burnell, originally a 7th round pick (133rd overall) of the Sault. Ste. Marie Greyhounds in 2014, it was an up and down career due to injuries, but the native of Caledonia, ON never took the smile of his face and never stopped working to get back on the ice. Burnell played all his 47 games in the OHL with the Bulldogs, scored 3 goals and added 7 assists.
Eric Henderson, acquired in January, played his final 27 games in the OHL with the Bulldogs with 3 goals and 14 assists and was one of Hamilton’s better players in the playoffs adding 2 goals and 2 assists. Henderson was a 4th round pick (54th overall) of the London Knights in 2014 but played the majority of his career with the Oshawa Generals (201 of 248 regular season games). The native of Kingsville, ON finished his OHL career with 52 goals and 95 assists for 147 points.