Saturday, February 2, 2013

Several Moves in Bruins Organization

All-Star Tardif Called Up to Boston
Alden Hirschfeld to Take Tardif Spot
February 1, 2013

All-Star Jamie Tardif
Boston Bruins General Manager Peter Chiarelli announced today, February 1, that the Bruins have recalled forward Jamie Tardif from Providence on an emergency basis (American Hockey League). Tardif will join the Bruins for practice on Friday, February 1 at Ristuccia Arena in Wilmington and travel with the team to Toronto for their game on Saturday, February 2 against the Maple Leafs.

Tardif currently leads the Providence Bruins in scoring this season with 21 goals and nine assists in 39 games. His 21 goals currently ranks second overall in the AHL and he was also selected to participate in the AHL All-Star weekend held on January 28-29, 2013. The 28-year-old has played in 415 career games in the AHL with 114 goals, 100 assists for 214 points. He has not made an NHL appearance to date.

The 6'0", 205-pound native of Welland, Ontario was originally drafted by the Calgary Flames in the fourth round (112th overall) of the 2003 NHL Entry Draft. He was signed by the Bruins as an unrestricted free agent on July 5, 2011.

The Providence Bruins, in their 21st season in the American Hockey League, announced today that Alden Hirschfeld has been recalled on loan from the South Carolina Stingrays (ECHL).

A 2012 graduate of Miami University, Hirschfeld was signed to an AHL contract on July 10. The Sylvania, Ohio native was recalled on loan from South Carolina on November 14 after skating in 16 games for the Stingrays. In 18 games with the Bruins, the 6'1", 206-pound forward tallied five points on two goals and three helpers.

Hirschfeld, 25, is a four-year product of Miami University (Ohio) where he recorded 70 points on 35 goals and 35 assists. As a team tri-captain in 2011-12, the forward was one of only three players who skated in all 41 games for the RedHawks. He scored a collegiate-best 12 goals and 14 assists for 26 points during his junior season.

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