Thursday, September 22, 2011

Boston Sends Five Players Down To Providence

Five Forwards to Report to P-Bruins
September 21, 2011

The Providence Bruins, entering their 20th season in the American Hockey League, today announced that the Boston Bruins have assigned five players to Providence.

Forwards Tyler Randell, Yannick Riendeau, Stefan Chaput, Calle Ridderwall and Kyle MacKinnon will all report to Providence's training camp.

Randell, of Scarborough, ONT, spent the past four seasons in the Ontario Hockey League with the Belleville Bulls and the Kitchener Rangers. Last season with Kitchener, the winger set career-highs in goals (20) and points (32) in 68 regular season games.

Riendeau returns to Providence after splitting the last two seasons between Providence and the Reading Royals (ECHL). The Brossard, QC native recorded professional career-highs with the Royals last season, tallying 18 goals and 25 assists for 43 points.

Chaput, a 6'0", 185-pound center, joined the P-Bruins in February in a trade with Anaheim (NHL) that sent Brian McGrattan and Sean Zimmerman to Syracuse (AHL). In 15 games with Providence, the Montréal, QC native tallied three goals and added three helpers for six points.

Ridderwall, a four-year product of the University of Notre Dame, signed an AHL contract with Providence in August. As the Irish's alternate captain in 2010-11, the Stockholm, Sweden native recorded 16 goals and nine assists for 25 points.

MacKinnon, of Walnut, California, made his professional debut with Providence in April 1, 2011. The 6'0", 200-pound center skated in five contests for the P-Bruins, recording three points. MacKinnon is a four-year product of Providence College, where he led the Friars in goals scored (14) as a junior and senior.

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