Button reassigned to South Carolina; Morrison returns to Utah
March 20, 2013
The Providence Bruins, in their 21st season in the American Hockey League, announced today that the Boston Bruins (NHL) have reassigned Ryan Button to the South Carolina Stingrays (ECHL) from Providence. In a separate transaction, goaltender Adam Morrison has been reassigned to the Utah Grizzlies (ECHL).
Button, of Edmonton, Alberta, has appeared in one game for South Carolina this season, going scoreless in a contest on February 13. The second-year pro split last season between Providence and Reading (ECHL), totaling a combined eight points in 58 games for the clubs. In 23 games for the Bruins this season, Button has gone scoreless and recorded 15 penalty minutes.
Prior to turning pro, the 6'0", 185-pound defenseman spent four seasons in the WHL with the Prince Albert Raiders and Seattle Thunderbirds. In 264 career junior games, Button recorded 113 points on 16 goals and 97 assists.
Morrison, 22, was recalled to Providence for the second time this season on March 14. The 6'3", 194-pound goaltender saw time in 10 games for the South Carolina Stingrays (ECHL) before being reassigned to the Utah Grizzlies. In 14 games with the Grizzlies this season, Morrison has compiled a 6-6-2 record, .903 save percentage and 3.46 goals against average.
Originally selected by Philadelphia in the third round of the 2009 NHL Entry Draft, Morrison was signed by Boston as an unrestricted free agent on March 16, 2012. Prior to turning pro at the end of 2011-12, the White Rock, BC native spent three seasons in the WHL with Saskatoon and Vancouver.
*Information gathered from www.providencebruins.com