LEMELIN, MARCOTTE & SHAW TO SIGN AUTOGRAPHS AT DUNKIN’ DONUTS FANFEST

Bruins Alumni to Sign on the Concourse from 1-3pm

 

Providence, RI -- The Providence Bruins, entering their 22nd season in the American Hockey League, announced that former Bruins, Reggie Lemelin, Don Marcotte and Dave Shaw will be signing autographs on the Dunkin’ Donuts Center concourse from 1-3pm as part of the festivities for the Dunkin’ Donuts Pre-Season Game & FanFest on Saturday, September 28.

Lemelin played in Boston from 1987-93.  He teamed up with Andy Moog to win the NHL's William M Jenning Trophy (fewest team goals allowed) in the 1989-90 season.  Over his Bruins career he played in 183 games with a record of 92-62 with a 3.09 GAA. The Quebec, Canada native was drafted in the 7th round, 125th overall by the Philadelphia Flyers.  Lemelin joined the NAHL's Philadelphia Firebirds before making his NHL debut with the Atlanta Flames in the '78-'79 season.  Lemelin remained with the Flames through the teams move to Calgary where he saw much success in his career.  In 1984, he was named to the Canadian team which played in the 1984 Canada Cup.  In his career, he appeared in a total of 507 games.  He also spent 13 seasons as the goaltending coach for the Philadelphia Flyers.

Marcotte spent his entire NHL career with the Bruins.  He joined the Bruins in 1970, playing for the 1970 Stanley Cup Championship Team.  Marcotte played 12 more seasons in Boston, winning another Stanley Cup in '72.  He led the NHL in shorthanded goals in 1971 with six - while scoring twenty or more goals seven times as well as thirty goals in 1975.  Don helped the B's to 3 more finals in '74, '77 and '78.  Marcotte was selected as one of the NHL All-Stars for the 1979 Challenge Cup.  He finished his career having played in 868 games, scoring 230 goals and 254 assists for 484 points.

Shaw came to Boston for the 1992-93 season after playing for the New York Rangers, Edmonton Oilers, and Minnesota North Stars.  With Boston he tied his career high with 77 games and 10 goals helping the B's to first place in the Adams Division.  He tallied 24 points which was his highest total since earning 32 points in the ‘87-’88 season.  He was part of two Bruins teams that made the playoffs.  He was traded to the Tampa Bay Lightning before the 1995-96 season and played there for three years. 

Over the next couple of weeks, the Providence Bruins will continue to unveil details, events and activities for the Dunkin’ Donuts Pre-Season Game & FanFest taking place at the Dunkin’ Donuts Center on Saturday, September 28.

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The Providence Bruins, established in 1992, are the top affiliate of the 2011 Stanley Cup champion Boston Bruins. The Providence Bruins have enjoyed much success over their history. The team won the American Hockey League's Calder Cup championship in 1999 and boasts 10 former players on the 2011 Stanley Cup champion Boston Bruins. In addition to accomplishments on the ice, the Providence Bruins were third-best in attendance in the AHL in 2012-13 and are the best-attended minor-league hockey team in New England.