Forward Earns First Career AHL Promotion

Providence, RI - The Providence Bruins, in their 18th year in the American Hockey League, announced that they have signed forward Ben Gordon to a Professional Tryout Agreement (PTO). With the move, the P-Bruins have 22 players on their roster, including 12 forwards, eight defensemen and two goaltenders.

Gordon, 24, began the season in the ECHL with the Reading Royals, scoring two goals in the team's first two games. The forward registered his first multiple-point game of the year in his most recent game with a pair of goals on October 17 against the Elmira Jackals. Gordon is in his second professional season after splitting last year between Reading and the Cincinnati Cyclones, where he totaled 57 points (21g, 36a) in 63 games overall. Prior to turning pro, the undrafted native of International Falls, Minnesota, played four seasons of college hockey for the University of Minnesota Gophers. In his collegiate career, Gordon recorded 98 points (39g, 59a) in 148 games.

Providence returns to action tonight as the P-Bruins host the Worcester Sharks at the Dunkin' Donuts Center at 7:05 p.m. for Tote Bag Night. The P-Bruins travel to face the Manchester Monarchs on Saturday at 7 p.m. To purchase 2009-10 season tickets, Flex Tix or individual game tickets, please call the P-Bruins ticket office at (401) 273-5000 or log on to the team website at providencebruins.com.