Rookie Forward Leads Providence in Scoring
February 20, 2012
Boston Bruins General Manager Peter Chiarelli announced today that the club has recalled forward Carter Camper from the Providence Bruins (American Hockey League). Camper is expected to join the club on their road trip in St. Louis and be available for the team's practice in St. Louis at the Scottrade Center at 10:30 a.m. CT on Tuesday, February 21.
With the Providence Bruins this season, Camper has 14 goals and 24 assists in 53 games. As of February 20th, he leads the team in overall points (38) and assists (24) and is coming off his first professional hat trick which he registered against the Connecticut Whale on February 19. Camper was also the only P-Bruin selected to participate in this year's AHL All-Star game on January 29th, held in Atlantic City, NJ.
This marks Camper's first NHL recall of his career. In 2010-11, Camper appeared with Providence three times at the conclusion of his collegiate career, recording one goal and one assist in three games played.
Prior to arriving in Providence, Camper played four seasons at Miami (Ohio) University with 69-114=183 totals in 156 games. He went to the NCAA tournament in all four of his college seasons with two Frozen Four appearances. In his senior season at Miami, he was a Hobey Baker finalist when he ranked third in the nation in both assists and points with 19-38=57 totals, and also became the first player in the school's history to be named CCHA Scholar-Athlete of the Year.
Camper was signed by Boston as a free agent on April 7th, 2011.
*Information gathered from http://www.providencebruins.com