Center Leaves Providence Leading Team in Scoring

Providence, RI - The Providence Bruins, in their 17th season in the American Hockey League, announced that center Martin St. Pierre has been recalled by the National Hockey League's Boston Bruins and he will join the club on their upcoming road trip to St. Louis and New Jersey. With the move, the P-Bruins have 22 players on their roster, including 13 forwards, seven defensemen and two goaltenders.

St. Pierre, 25, ranks tied for second in scoring in the AHL with 35 points on 10 goals and 25 assists through 30 games for Providence. His point and assists totals lead the P-Bruins, helped by 10 multiple-point games, also first on the club. St. Pierre recently scored his 100th professional goal, netting the milestone score on December 13 at the Manchester Monarchs in a three-point game.

Signed as a free agent by the Chicago Blackhawks on November 12, 2005, St. Pierre was acquired by the Bruins in a July 24 trade for left wing Pascal Pelletier. The fifth-year pro and three-time AHL All-Star has since enjoyed three point-streaks of at least four games for Providence and he was named the P-Bruins' November Player of the Month after 16 points (4g, 12a) in 14 games.

The call-up to Boston is the first for St. Pierre, who appeared in 21 career NHL games in three seasons for Chicago, scoring four points (g, 3a). In his career, the undrafted native of Ottawa, Ontario, has 366 points (101g, 265a) in 339 games spanning the NHL, AHL, ECHL and international play in Russia.

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