P-BRUINS BRING IN VETERAN DEFENSEMAN

Tom Galvin Signs Professional Tryout Agreement

Providence, RI - The Providence Bruins, in their 18th year in the American Hockey League, announced that they have signed defenseman Tom Galvin to a Professional Tryout Agreement. With the move, the P-Bruins have 24 players on their active roster, including 14 forwards, eight defensemen and two goaltenders.

Galvin, 30, joins Providence from the International Hockey League's Muskegon Lumberjacks. The blue-liner has appeared in 18 games this season, totaling 12 points (4g, 8a) and a plus-10 rating. Since the 2006-07 campaign, Galvin has suited up for 197 games at the AHL level, all as a member of the Grand Rapids Griffins. In that time, the seventh-year pro has registered 39 points (3g, 36a) in 187 regular season contests and three points (g, 2a) in 10 playoff games.

Overall, the undrafted native of Staten Island, New York, has dressed for 405 professional games between the regular season and postseason. In his career, Galvin has 137 points, including 24 goals and 113 assists. Prior to turning pro, Galvin enjoyed four seasons of collegiate hockey with the University of Notre Dame Fighting Irish from 2000-04.

The P-Bruins are back in action on Friday at the Dunkin' Donuts Center against the Lowell Devils at 7:05 p.m. for Rhode Island Reds Winter Hat Night. On Saturday, the club travels to New York to take on the Albany River Rats at 7 p.m. before returning home to host the Manchester Monarchs on Sunday at 4:05 p.m. for a Family Game. Fans can buy one ticket, hot dog and soda for one low price. 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 providencebruins.com.