BRUINS ASSIGN KHOKHLACHEV TO PROVIDENCE

2011 Boston Draft Pick to Make Professional Debut this Weekend

Providence, RI
-- The Providence Bruins, in their 21st season in the American Hockey League, announced today that the Boston Bruins have assigned forward Alexander Khokhlachev to Providence from the Windsor Spitfires (OHL).

Khokhlachev split this season with Windsor and Moscow (KHL), recording 24-31=55 totals in 55 combined games.  In three seasons with Windsor, the native of Moscow, Russia recorded 81-112=193 totals, including a junior career high of 76 points in 2010-11. The 5'10", 172-pound centerman was selected by the Boston Bruins in round two (40th overall) in the 2011 NHL Entry Draft.  

The Bruins return to The Dunk on Friday, March 22 versus the Bridgeport Sound Tigers. The puck drops at 7:05 p.m. for Clapper Night. The first 2,000 fans in attendance will receive free clappers courtesy of Washington Trust.