VICTOR BARTLEY RELEASED FROM ATO
Rookie Defenseman Went Scoreless in 10 Games
Providence, RI - The Providence Bruins, in the playoffs for the 15th time in 17 American Hockey League seasons, announced that defenseman Victor Bartley has been released from his Amateur Tryout Agreement. With the move, the P-Bruins have 28 players on their roster, including 15 forwards, nine defensemen and four goaltenders.
Bartley, 21, signed with Providence on March 19 after spending the last five-plus seasons in juniors, splitting time between the Western Hockey League's Regina Pats and Kamloops Blazers. He appeared in 10 regular season games for the P-Bruins, making his professional debut on March 20 versus the Albany River Rats. The defenseman went scoreless with six penalty minutes and a minus-six rating overall. Bartley did not suit up for a Providence playoff game.
Prior to joining the P-Bruins, the rookie 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.
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.
Tickets are on sale now for the 2009 Calder Cup Playoffs for Game 5 of the best-of-seven Atlantic Division Semifinals series against the Portland Pirates. Game 5 will be played at The Dunk on Friday, April 24 at 7:05 p.m. To purchase tickets or for more information, call the P-Bruins ticket office at (401) 273-5000 or log on to the team website providencebruins.com. Tickets may be purchased in person by visiting the Dunkin' Donuts Center Box Office or all TicketMaster outlets.