JON RHEAULT SIGNED TO PTO
Former Providence College Standout Joins P-Bruins
Providence, RI - The Providence Bruins, in their 18th year in the American Hockey League, announced that they have signed forward Jon Rheault to a Professional Tryout Agreement. With the move, the P-Bruins have 23 players on their roster, including 14 forwards, seven defensemen and two goaltenders.
Rheault, 23, is in his second professional season after beginning the campaign with the ECHL's Ontario Reign. In 13 games this season, Rheault leads the Reign in scoring with 15 points, including a club-high nine goals. Presently, the right wing is tied for second in the ECHL in goals scored and shares ninth-place in overall scoring. Rheault also has four multiple-point games to his credit, notching three points on three different occasions.
Rheault split his rookie season in 2008-09 between Ontario and the AHL's Manchester Monarchs. For the Reign, Rheault finished the year with 41 points (19g, 22a) in just 51 regular season games before adding eight points (4g, 4a) in seven postseason contests. In his only prior AHL experience, Rheault suited up for 24 games with the Monarchs, registering five points (2g, 3a).
Prior to turning pro, the Arlington, Texas, native enjoyed four seasons playing for the Providence College Friars. In his collegiate career, Rheault totaled 105 points (56g, 49a) in 142 games, which ranks him tied for 42nd on PC's all-time scoring list. Rheault was selected by the Philadelphia Flyers 145th overall in round five of the 2006 National Hockey League Entry Draft.
The P-Bruins return to action this weekend with three road games, tonight at the Syracuse Crunch at 7:30 p.m., Saturday versus the Lowell Devils at 7 p.m. and Sunday at the Worcester Sharks at 3:05 p.m. Providence is back on home-ice on Friday, November 20 at 7:05 p.m. against the Springfield Falcons for Dunkin' Donuts Mug Night. To purchase 2009-10 season tickets, Flex Tix or individual game tickets, please call the Providence Bruins ticket office at (401) 273-5000 or log on to the team website at providencebruins.com.