REGAN RECALLED ON EMERGENCY BASIS
Rookie Goalie Receives First Career NHL Call-Up
Providence, RI - The Providence Bruins, in their 17th season in the American Hockey League, announced that the National Hockey League's Boston Bruins have recalled goaltender Kevin Regan from Providence on an emergency basis. Regan will join Boston today to practice with the team at Ristuccia Arena in Wilmington, Massachusetts. With the move, the P-Bruins have 21 players on their roster, including 13 forwards, seven defensemen and one goaltender.
Regan, 24, has appeared in 14 games for Providence this season, showing a 6-4-1 record with a 3.33 goals-against-average and a .875 save percentage. He last played on Sunday afternoon, making 25 saves in the P-Bruins' 5-2 loss to the Lowell Devils at the Dunkin' Donuts Center. The game marked Regan's first career loss on home-ice in five outings.
Prior to turning pro, the South Boston native played four years for the University of New Hampshire Wildcats, finishing as the school's all-time leader in wins (70), saves (3,235) and save percentage (.928). Regan also became the only goalie in school history to post back-to-back 20-win seasons. His 2007-08 honors included a unanimous selection as the Hockey East Player of the Year, finalist for the Hobey Baker Award as the nation's top collegiate player, First Team All-American honors, a First Team All-Hockey East selection and the Walter Brown Award as the top American-born player in New England.
Regan originally joined the P-Bruins on April 9, 2008 on an Amateur Tryout Agreement after concluding his senior season at UNH. The Boston draft pick, selected with the 277th overall pick in round nine of the 2003 NHL Entry Draft, made his professional debut on April 12, 2008 back in the Granite State against the Manchester Monarchs, earning his first pro shutout with 23 saves and second star honors in a 3-0 Providence win. In Regan's final season for the Wildcats, he went 23-8-1 with a 2.21 goals-against-average and .930 save percentage. The year was highlighted by a 10-game unbeaten streak (9-0-1) from late-January to early-March, as well as three shutouts and two 50-plus save efforts. Regan blocked 52 shots in a 1-1 tie on February 15, 2008 against the Providence College Friars before making 62 saves in a triple-overtime, 101 minute defeat to the Boston College Eagles on March 21, 2008 in the Hockey East Semi-Final at the TD Banknorth Garden.
This is Regan's first career NHL recall.
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