Rookie Defenseman Played Nine Games for Providence
November 10, 2011
The Providence Bruins, in their 20th season in the American Hockey League, today announced that the Boston Bruins have reassigned defenseman Marc Cantin to the Reading Royals of the ECHL.
Cantin, 21, went scoreless in nine games for Providence this season. A native of Omemee, ON, Cantin made his professional debut on October 7 with the P-Bruins after spending four seasons in the Ontario Hockey League. Last season with the Mississauga St. Michael's Majors, the rookie blue liner recorded a career-high 41 points en route to playing in the Memorial Cup for the second consecutive year and third time in his junior career. Cantin was signed to an entry-level contract by Boston on March 23, 2011.
The Royals (5-5-1-0, 11 PTS) are currently in second place in the Atlantic Division. 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. Cantin joins former P-Bruins Yannick Riendeau, Rob Kwiet, Olivier Labelle, Marvin Degon and Karel St. Laurent.
*Information gathered from http://www.providencebruins.com/