Monday, January 14, 2013

Randell and Wes O'Neill Join Providence

Randell has four points with South Carolina; O'Neill has 20 with Toledo
January 12, 2012

The Providence Bruins, in their 21st season in the American Hockey League, announced today that the Boston Bruins have reassigned forward Tyler Randell to Providence. In a separate transaction, the Providence Bruins have signed defenseman Wes O'Neill to a PTO.

Randell, Boston's sixth round selection in the 2009 NHL Entry Draft, has skated in 22 games with South Carolina, tallying two goals and two assists on top of 46 penalty minutes. This is the forward's second recall to Providence. He was recalled on December 5 and skated in one game for the Bruins before being reassigned to the Stingrays on January 2. After four seasons in the OHL with Belleville and Kitchener, Randell made his professional debut with Providence in the 2011-12 season. After 30 games, in which he went 2-0-2 and recorded 45 penalty minutes, he was reassigned by Boston to the Kitchener Rangers (OHL).

O'Neill has 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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