NASTIUK RECALLED FROM GWINNETT
Goaltender Earns Second AHL Call-Up of the Year
Providence, RI - The Providence Bruins, in their 17th season in the American Hockey League, announced that goaltender Kevin Nastiuk has been recalled from the ECHL's Gwinnett Gladiators. With the moves, the P-Bruins have 22 players on their roster, including 12 forwards, seven defensemen and three goaltenders.
Nastiuk, 23, earns his second call-up to Providence of the season after spending time with the P-Bruins from November 21, 2008 to December 1, 2008. Over that stretch, the goalie appeared in one game, providing third period relief for Kevin Regan against the Springfield Falcons on November 22, 2008. He stopped seven of eight shots for a 3.00 goals-against-average and .875 save percentage.
The Edmonton, Alberta, native leaves Gwinnett with a 6-8-3 record in 17 games, along with a 2.95 GAA and .891 save percentage. He won his last decision 5-3 over the Charlotte Checkers, making 26 saves on January 9. In 2007-08, Nastiuk went 6-5-2 with a 2.44 GAA for the ECHL's Florida Everblades while adding a 4-1-0 mark and 2.31 GAA for the Albany River Rats of the AHL. In his AHL career, Nastiuk is 5-8-3 in 17 games for Providence, Albany and the Lowell Lock Monsters. Meanwhile, the net-minder has posted a 42-25-13 career ECHL record between Gwinnett, Florida and the Las Vegas Wranglers.
Prior to turning pro, Nastiuk played four seasons for the Western Hockey League's Medicine Hat Tigers, winning 40 games in 2003-04 en route to a WHL championship and an appearance in the Memorial Cup.
Nastiuk was selected 126th overall by the Carolina Hurricanes in round four of the 2003 National Hockey League Entry Draft.
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