January 17, 2013
The Providence Bruins, in their 21st season in the American Hockey League, announced today that Niklas Svedberg and Chris Bourque have been selected to represent the team at the 2013 Dunkin' Donuts AHL All-Star Classic, to be held in Providence January 27 and 28. Trent Whitfield was also selected to captain the Eastern Conference All-Star team.
Svedberg, a first-year pro from Sollentuna, Sweden has appeared in 23 games for the Providence Bruins this season. In 1342:22 minutes played, the 6'1", 176-pound goaltender has recorded a 15-6-1-1 record and compiled a .920 save percentage and 2.46 goals-against-average.
|All-Star Captain - Trent Whitfield|
Whitfield has spent part of each of his 15 professional seasons in the American Hockey League, including the last four with Providence. The 35-year-old native of Alameda, Sask., has played 769 career AHL games and is a four-time 20-goal scorer, totaling 240 goals and 343 assists for 583 points with Portland (1998-2005), Peoria (2005-09) and Providence (2009- ). Originally drafted by Boston in 1996, Whitfield has also skated in 194 career NHL games with the Bruins, St. Louis, the New York Rangers and Washington.
Whitfield, who made his only previous AHL All-Star Classic appearance in 2003, will captain the Eastern Conference AHL All-Stars.
*Information gathered from www.providencebruins.com