Junior Standout Joins P-Bruins from ECHL

Providence, RI - The Providence Bruins, in their 17th season in the American Hockey League, announced that center Dan Ryder has been signed to a Professional Tryout Agreement. With the move, the P-Bruins have 22 players on their roster, including 13 forwards, seven defensemen and two goaltenders.

Ryder, 22, is the younger brother of Boston Bruins forward Michael Ryder. The younger Ryder began the season with the Quad City Flames, appearing in 19 games while totaling nine points (3g, 6a). The center was reassigned by the National Hockey League's Calgary Flames to the Las Vegas Wrangers of the ECHL on December 8, 2008. Ryder played four scoreless games for Las Vegas, last suiting up for a professional game on December 15, 2008. He made his pro debut last season, scoring five points (g, 4a) in six contests for Quad City.

Selected by Calgary 74th overall in round three of the 2005 NHL Entry Draft, Ryder turned pro following a sensational junior career in the Ontario Hockey League with the Peterborough Petes and Plymouth Whalers. In 253 junior games, the right-handed shot tallied 308 points, including 127 goals and 181 assists. He added 60 points (32g, 28a) in 53 playoff tilts. In his final junior season, Ryder registered 40 goals and 92 points in 57 games.

Providence Bruins season tickets, Flex Tix packages and single game tickets are on sale now for the 2008-09 season. To purchase tickets or to learn more information, call the P-Bruins ticket office at (401) 273-5000 or log on to the team website at providencebruins.com.