BRUINS BUY OUT SCHAEFER

Veteran Appeared in 63 Games for Providence in 2008-09

Providence, RI - The Providence Bruins, entering their 18th season in the American Hockey League, announced that the National Hockey League's Boston Bruins have bought out the final year of forward Peter Schaefer's contract.

Schaefer, 31, spent the entire 2008-09 season in Providence, recording seven goals and 19 assists for 26 points in 47 regular season games. The veteran of eight NHL seasons added three goals and four assists for seven points in 16 postseason games. Over his time with the P-Bruins, Schaefer registered seven multiple-point outings, a five-game point-streak in December, and the winger appeared in his 100th career playoff game on May 13, 2009 against the Worcester Sharks.

In his 13-year career, Schaefer has suited up for 772 professional games, spanning the NHL, AHL and overseas play in Italy and Finland. The native of Yellow Grass, Saskatchewan, has appeared in 556 NHL contests for Boston, the Ottawa Senators and Vancouver Canucks, notching 259 points (98g, 161a). His one season in Boston came in 2007-08, totaling 26 points (9g, 17a) in 63 regular season games, plus four points (g, 3a) in seven Stanley Cup playoff contests.

Schaefer, selected by Vancouver 66th overall in round three of the 1995 NHL Entry Draft, was acquired by Boston from Ottawa on July 17, 2007 in exchange for Shean Donovan. Following the buyout, Schaefer becomes an unrestricted free agent and can sign with any other NHL team.

To purchase tickets for the 2009-10 season or for more information, call the Providence Bruins ticket office at (401) 273-5000 or log on to the team website at providencebruins.com.