D-Man Earns First Recall of 2011-12
February 13, 2012
Boston Bruins General Manager Peter Chiarelli announced today that the club has recalled defenseman Andrew Bodnarchuk from the Providence Bruins. Bodnarchuk is expected to join the Bruins for their practice at the TD Garden at 10:30 a.m. this morning.
Bodnarchuk, 23, has skated in 47 contests for Providence this season and registered four goals and seven assists for 11 overall points. This marks Bodnarchuk's first recall to Boston this season.
The 5'11", 190-pound defenseman was recalled to Boston on one occasion in 2009-10. He appeared in five games with the team, including his first NHL game on April 3, 2010 at Toronto.
Last season with Providence, Bodnarchuk set career-highs in assists (15), points (16) and penalty minutes (91).
The Drumheller, Alberta native was originally drafted by the Bruins in the fifth round (128th overall) of the 2006 NHL Entry Draft.
*Information gathered from www.providencebruins.com