Defenseman Joins Providence for First Pro Experience

Providence, RI - The Providence Bruins, in their 17th season in the American Hockey League, announced that defenseman Victor Bartley has been signed to an Amateur Tryout Agreement. Bartley's first action for Providence will mark his professional debut. With the move, the P-Bruins have 27 players on their roster, including 15 forwards, nine defensemen and three goaltenders.

Bartley, 21, joins Providence after spending the last five-plus seasons in juniors, splitting time between the Western Hockey League's Regina Pats and Kamloops Blazers. The defenseman was the only Regina player to appear in all 72 of the team's games this season, finishing with career-highs of 15 goals and 46 points. His 31 assists ranked second on the club. Serving as the Pats' captain, Bartley also registered nine multiple-point games and five point-streaks of at least three games. Regina's season came to an end last weekend as the club failed to qualify for the WHL playoffs, landing 10th in the Eastern Conference.

Bartley's junior career began in 2003-04, suiting up for three games for Kamloops. Overall, the undrafted native of Maple Ridge, British Columbia, totaled 168 points (36g, 132a) and 455 penalty minutes in 336 WHL contests. Bartley added nine points (g, 8a) in 15 postseason 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