O'NEILL RELEASED FROM PTO

Defenseman Skated in Two Games for Providence

Providence, RI
- 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.