Thursday, August 27, 2009

Providence Bruins Rookie Camp

Rookie Camp in Kitchener
August 27, 2009
by T. Chace Jr.

The Bruins yesterday announced their 24-man roster for their upcoming rookie camp in Kitchener, Ontario. The team departs on Saturday, Sept. 5 and returns Thursday, Sept. 10, with three games in between against the Maple Leafs, Senators, and Penguins.

Here's the travel roster by position (note 2009 first-round pick Jordan Caron is absent due to injury). For more details, click "full entry" below.

Goaltenders (3): Adam Courchaine, Matt Dalton, Mike Hutchinson.

Defensemen (7): Ryan Button, Scott Fletcher, Brad Good, Alain Goulet, Mark Isherwood, Rob Kwiet, Marc Zanetti.

Forwards (14): Jamie Arniel, Chris DeSousa, Zach Hamill, Jordan Knackstedt, Jason Lawrence, Lane MacDermid, Taylor MacDougall, Matt Marquardt, Jeff LoVecchio, Levi Nelson, Tyler Randell, Max Sauve, Peter Stevens, Jason Wilson.

Here's more from the press release from the Bruins:

BOSTON -- Boston Bruins General Manager Peter Chiarelli announced today the 24-man rookie roster that will participate in the team’s rookie camp in Kitchener, Ontario. The team will depart Boston for Kitchener on Saturday, September 5 and return on Thursday, September 10. The team will play three games total, one each against the Toronto Maple Leafs, Ottawa Senators and Pittsburgh Penguins.
The travel roster includes the eighth overall pick in the 2007 NHL Entry Draft, Zach Hamill, and three members of the Bruins ’09 NHL Draft Class, as Ryan Button (third round, 86th overall), Lane MacDermid (fourth round, 112th overall) and Tyler Randell (sixth round, 176th overall) will all skate in the camp. The Bruins first round pick in the
’09 draft, Jordan Caron, will not participate due to injury.

Other recent draft selections making the trip are: Max Sauve (2008, second round), Mike Hutchinson (2008, third round), Jamie Arniel (2008, fourth round), Alain Goulet (2007, sixth round), Jordan Knackstedt (2007, seventh round) and Levi Nelson (2006, sixth round).

Rounding out the travel roster are players acquired through trades or free agency Jeff LoVecchio, Matt Marquardt, Rob Kwiet, Scott Fletcher, Matt Dalton and Adam Courchaine and rookie camp invitees Chris DeSousa, Jason Lawrence, Taylor MacDougall, Jason Wilson, Mark Isherwood, Peter Stevens, Marc Zanetti and Brad Good.


Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Providence Bruins Roster Moves

Spring/Summer Player Movement
August 5, 2009
by T. Chace Jr.

Since the Providence Bruins playoff series ended with Hershey there have been signings and releases of players this past spring and in recent weeks. Statistics of each player are listed after transaction.

- Buyout of the final year of Peter Schaefer's contract.

- Byron Bitz, 24, signed to a new multi-year contract.

- Defenseman, Johnny Boychuk, 25, signed to a one year contract.

- Goaltender, Dany Sabourin, 28, signed to a one year deal.

- D-Man, Drew Fata, 25, signed to a one year deal.

- Center, Trent Whitfield, 32, to a one year deal.

- Center, Drew Larman, 24, to a one year deal.

- Defenseman, Rob Kwiet, 20, to a one year deal.

- Defenseman, Zach McKelvie, 24, to a one year deal.

These transactions are current, as of 8/5/09.
Updates to follow.

Bruins Now Affiliated With Reading Royals

ECHL's Reading Royals will be a Boston Affiliate in 2009-10
August 5, 2009
by T. Chace Jr.

The Providence Bruins have announced that the National Hockey League's Boston Bruins have entered into an affiliation with the Reading Royals of the ECHL. Under the arrangements, the Bruins will be able to designate players within their development system for assignment to Reading,during the 2009-10 season.

The Royals have played in Reading, Pennsylvania, since 2001 and are also the ECHL affiliate of the Toronto Maple Leafs. The Bruins did not have an ECHL affiliate last season but several players enjoyed time with both Providence and Reading in 2008-09, including Brock Hooton, Ned Lukacevic, Kirk MacDonald, Levi Nelson, Kevin Schaeffer and Dinos Stamoulis. For more information on the Royals, visit

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