JOSH ENGEL RELEASED FROM PTO

Defenseman Went Scorless in Three Games in Latest Call-Up

Providence, RI - The Providence Bruins, in their 17th season in the American Hockey League, announced that defenseman Josh Engel has been released from his Professional Tryout Agreement. With the move, the P-Bruins have 21 players on their roster, including 13 forwards, six defensemen and two goaltenders.

Engel, 24, rejoined Providence on December 12 after a five-day call-up earlier this month. In his most recent recall, the defenseman went scoreless in three games with a plus-one rating. On the season, Engel has a minus-one rating in four AHL games with the P-Bruins. The blue-liner also has nine points (2g, 7a) in 18 ECHL games for the Gwinnett Gladiators, highlighted by two three-game scoring-streaks. His first pro goal came on October 18 against the Mississippi Sea Wolves.

Engel is in his second professional season and first full year after a brief stint at the AHL level in 2007-08 with the Albany River Rats following his senior campaign for the University of Wisconsin Badgers. He made his pro debut last year for Albany on April 4 at the Norfolk Admirals while adding his first pro point with an assist. Engel appeared in his first professional playoff game two weeks later on April 18 at the Philadelphia Phantoms.

An undrafted native of Rice Lake, Wisconsin, Engel recorded 17 points (3g, 14a) and 48 penalty minutes in 100 collegiate games for the Badgers. As a sophomore, Engel helped lead Wisconsin to the 2006 NCAA Division 1 National Championship over the Boston College Eagles for the school's fifth title.

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