Friday, January 18, 2013

Another Pair of Providence Roster Changes

Justin Courtnall
Recalled on January 9th, Forward Skated in Two Games
January 18, 2013

The Providence Bruins, in their 21st season in the American Hockey League, announced today that forward Justin Courtnall has been returned on loan to the South Carolina Stingrays.

Courtnall was recalled from loan to South Carolina on January 9 and skated in two games for the Bruins. With South Carolina, the forward has skated in 18 games, and has totaled four points (2g, 2a) and 36 penalty minutes. A native of Victoria, BC, Courtnall spent the last three years at Boston University. As an assistant captain in 2011-12, Courtnall recorded a collegiate-high seven points on four goals and three assists. The 6'3", 210-pound forward is the son of former Bruins forward Geoff Courtnall, and the nephew of Russ Courtnall, veterans of 17 and 16 year NHL careers respectively.

Originally drafted by Tampa Bay in the seventh day of the 2007 NHL Entry Draft, the 23-year-old finished his collegiate career with 13 points and 104 penalty minutes.

Wes O'Neill
Defenseman Skated in Two Games for Providence
The Providence Bruins, in their 21st season in the American Hockey League, announced today that defenseman Wes O'Neill has been released from his PTO.

O'Neill was signed to a PTO on January 12. The defenseman skated in two games for the Bruins, recording one goal and a +1 rating. Prior to joining the Bruins, O'Neill skated in 37 games for the Toledo Walleye (ECHL).

O'Neil skated in 37 games with the Toledo Walleye (ECHL) this season, registering 20 points and 56 penalty minutes. The sixth-year pro has spent time in various hockey cities including, Lake Erie (AHL), Johnstown (ECHL), Colorado (NHL), Kalamazoo (ECHL) and Bridgeport (AHL). The 6'4", 218-pound defenseman was originally drafted 115th overall by the New York Islanders in the 2004 NHL Entry Draft. Since turning pro in 2007, he has skated in 298 professional games, including five games with the Colorado Avalanche. Prior to turning pro, he spent four years on the blue line for the University of Notre Dame.

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