Rookie Enjoying Postseason Run in Providence

Providence, RI - The Providence Bruins, in the playoffs for the 15th time in 17 American Hockey League seasons, announced that the National Hockey League's Boston Bruins have signed center Jamie Arniel to an entry-level contract. Per club policy, terms of the deal will not be disclosed.

Arniel, 19, made his professional debut on May 9 in Game 5 of the P-Bruins' Atlantic Division Finals series against the Worcester Sharks. He is scoreless in two games for the P-Bruins. The forward was signed to an Amateur Tryout Agreement by Providence on May 5 after finishing his fourth junior season in the Ontario Hockey League, where he registered offensive career-highs with 68 points, 32 goals and 36 assists in 63 games for the Sarnia Sting.

Arniel's junior season came to an end on March 28 after scoring one goal and adding two assists in a five-game (4-1) series loss to the Plymouth Whalers in the opening round of the OHL playoffs. The native of Kingston, Ontario, recorded 19 multiple-point games this season, along with six point-streaks of at least three games, the longest stretch lasting 15 games (11g, 10a) from mid-December into late-January.

Arniel was selected by Boston 97th overall in round four of the 2008 NHL Entry Draft. In four seasons between Sarnia and the Guelph Storm, Arniel collected 196 points (101g, 95a) in 252 regular season games, plus 13 points (7g, 6a) in 33 playoff contests.

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