Caron and Kampfer Recalled; Button Returns from Reading
December 19, 2011
Boston Bruins General Manager Peter Chiarelli announced today that the club has recalled forward Jordan Caron and defenseman Steven Kampfer from the Providence Bruins (American Hockey League). Both players were assigned to Providence on Friday, December 16 and played in two games this weekend for Providence, both wins, with Caron picking up an assist. In a separate transaction, defenseman Ryan Button has been assigned from the Reading Royals (ECHL) to Providence.
Caron has appeared in 13 games for Boston this season with one goal and two assists. Caron has been a healthy scratch in the last two games for Boston. Caron was drafted by the Bruins in the first round (25th overall) of the 2009 NHL Entry Draft. In the 2010-11 season he notched 12 goals and 16 assists in 47 games with the P-Bruins and 3 goals and 4 assists in 23 games with Boston.
Kampfer missed the first six games of this NHL season due to an injury sustained in preseason but since his return, Kampfer has skated in seven games for Boston this season and has registered one assist.
Kampfer was originally drafted by Anaheim in the fifth round (93rd overall) of the 2007 NHL Entry Draft. He was traded to Boston for a 2010 4th round pick before playing any games with Anaheim. In the 2010-11 season, his first year full year in the pros, Kampfer recorded three goals and 13 assists in 22 games with the P-Bruins and received his first NHL call-up on December 8, 2010. Through 38 games with Boston that season, the blueliner had five goals and five assists.
Both players made the Boston Bruins roster straight out of training camp; it was Caron's second year achieving this and Kampfer's first.
Button, 20, was assigned to Reading on Friday and appeared in one game for the Royals on Saturday. The defenseman has appeared in four games for the Royals this season.
A native of Edmonton, AB, Button joined the P-Bruins for seven games at the end of last season and tallied an assist. Boston's third round pick in the 2009 NHL Entry Draft, the rookie blue liner spent four seasons in the Western Hockey League, including three with the Prince Albert Raiders before a mid-season trade brought him to the Seattle Thunderbirds last season. In 2008-09 with Prince Albert, Button scored a career-high 32 assists and 37 points in 70 regular season games.
*Information gathered from www.providencebruins.com