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Thursday, October 20, 2011

Forward Riendeau Sent Down to Royals



Yannick Riendeau Reassigned To ECHL
October 11, 2011

The Providence Bruins, in their 20th season in the American Hockey League, today announced that the Boston Bruins have reassigned forward Yannick Riendeau to the Reading Royals of the ECHL.

Riendeau, 23, went scoreless in one game for Providence this season. The third-year pro joins the Royals, where he appeared in 54 games during his sophomore season. A native of Boucherville, PQ, Riendeau tallied a professional career-high of 18 goals and 25 assists for 43 points last season in Reading. The right wing also appeared in Providence last season, going pointless in six games for the P-Bruins.

Last season, the Royals clinched first place in the Atlantic Division with a 44-23-2-3 record. The club advanced to the second round of the playoffs, before falling to the Kalamazoo Wings in four games. Riendeau joins former P-Bruins Rob Kwiet, Olivier Labelle, and Marvin Degon, who played in two games for the P-Bruins this season.

Prior to turning pro in 2009, Riendeau enjoyed a standout junior season with the Drummondville Voltigeurs. In 2008-09 with Drummondville, Riendeau led the Qu├ębec Major Junior Hockey League in scoring during both the regular season and playoffs. In 64 regular season games, the right-wing scored 58 goals and 68 assists for 126 points. He added 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 April 2, 2009.


*Information gathered from http://www.providencebruins.com/

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