Defenseman Joins Providence for First Pro Experience

Providence, RI - The Providence Bruins, in their 17th season in the American Hockey League, announced that defenseman Denis Reul has been signed to an Amateur Tryout Agreement. Reul's first action for Providence will mark his professional debut. With the move, the P-Bruins have 28 players on their roster, including 15 forwards, 10 defensemen and three goaltenders.

Reul, 19, joins Providence following his second full season with the Lewiston MAINEiacs of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League. This year, the rookie posted offensive career-highs with four goals, 14 assists and 18 points in 60 games. Reul's season ended on Wednesday after going scoreless in four playoff games as Lewiston was swept out of the postseason by the Drummondville Voltigeurs. The defenseman missed some time during the regular season while playing for his native Germany in the World Junior Championships.

In two seasons for Lewiston, Reul totaled seven goals, 25 assists and 32 points, along with 190 penalty minutes in 127 games. He added 14 PIM while going scoreless in 10 playoff games overall. A native of Marktredwitz, Germany, Reul was selected 130th overall by the Boston Bruins in round five of the 2007 National Hockey League Entry Draft.

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