Forwards Riendeau and Timberlake Return from ECHL
February 10, 2011
The Providence Bruins, in their 19th season in the American Hockey League, today announced that they have added forwards Yannick Riendeau and Devin Timberlake from the ECHL's Reading Royals. Riendeau was reassigned to Providence by the Boston Bruins, while Timberlake was signed by the P-Bruins to a Professional Tryout Agreement.
Riendeau, 22, began the season in Providence and went scoreless in five games before being reassigned to Reading on Nov. 16, 2010. Since, the second-year pro has recorded 10 goals and 16 assists for 26 points in 31 ECHL outings, including a 13-point, 10-game point-streak, during which he totaled five goals and eight assists.
In his first professional season in 2009-10, Riendeau scored five points in 22 games for the P-Bruins, including one goal and four helpers. The right wing added three goals and two assists in six contests for Reading during the regular season, before posting the same totals in five postseason games with the Royals.
Prior to turning pro, Riendeau enjoyed a standout junior season in 2008-09 with Drummondville, where he led the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League in scoring during both the regular season and the playoffs. In 64 regular season games, the native of Boucherville, Quebec scored 58 goals and tallied 68 assists for 126 points before adding 52 points, including 29 goals, in just 19 postseason contests. Riendeau's playoff totals set Voltigeurs franchise records, while his 16 postseason power play goals set a QMJHL record. His postseason performance earned him the league's Guy Lafleur Trophy as the Playoff Most Valuable Player. Riendeau was signed to an entry-level contract by Boston on Apr. 2, 2009.
Timberlake, 25, is in his first full professional season following four years at Brown University and a brief stint in Providence to close out the 2009-10 campaign. He has spent the entire season in Reading after joining the P-Bruins in training camp, and he has chipped in seven goals and six assists for 13 points in 30 games for the Royals.
Last year, the right wing signed an Amateur Tryout Agreement with Providence on Mar. 26, 2010 and scored two goals in his six AHL games. Prior, the Bears' co-captain enjoyed a career-year with personal-bests in games (37), points (25) and assists (20) as a senior, while also being named to his fourth straight ECAC All-Academic Team. Timberlake was also named the co-recipient of Brown's Patrick Jones Memorial Trophy for drive and enthusiasm.
Over his four seasons at Brown from 2006-10, the undrafted native of Port Alberni, British Columbia, suited up for 110 games with 61 points (19g, 42a) and 146 PIM.
*Information gathered from www.providencebruins.com