Brouillette, Galvin & Stokes Released from PTO Agreements

Providence, RI - The Providence Bruins, in their 18th year in the American Hockey League, announced that they have released defensemen Julien Brouillette, Tom Galvin and Ryan Stokes from their Professional Tryout Agreements. With the moves, the P-Bruins have 24 players on their active roster, including 15 forwards, seven defensemen and two goaltenders.

Brouillette, 23, was signed by the P-Bruins on December 18 and appeared in three games during his first career AHL stint. The blue-liner finished with one assist and a plus-one rating for Providence. Brouillette began the season with the Charlotte Checkers of the ECHL, totaling 15 points (5g, 10a) in 24 games to lead all team defensemen in scoring. The third-year pro has also contributed a plus-nine rating and three multiple-point games.

Galvin, 30, joined Providence on December 10 from the International Hockey League's Muskegon Lumberjacks. He suited up for six P-Bruins games, going scoreless, after appearing in 18 games for Muskegon to start the year, where he totaled 12 points (4g, 8a) and a plus-10 rating. Since the 2006-07 campaign, Galvin has suited up for 203 games at the AHL level, primarily with the Grand Rapids Griffins. In that time, the seventh-year pro has registered 39 points (3g, 36a) in 193 regular season contests and three points (g, 2a) in 10 playoff games.

Stokes, 26, returned to Rhode Island on December 18 after spending the entire 2008-09 campaign with the P-Bruins. The veteran's first year with the P-Bruins was hampered by injuries as he appeared in only 29 games between the regular season and playoffs, registering a goal, an assist and 75 PIM. During this most recent stint, he went scoreless in three games. Stokes began the season with the ECHL's Toledo Walleye, recording 10 points (4g, 6a) and 53 PIM in 27 contests. The sixth-year pro had a Gordie Howe Hat Trick with a goal, two assists and a fight on October 31 at the Kalamazoo Wings.

Providence is back in action with three games after the holiday break, all on the road. The P-Bruins travel to face the Lowell Devils on Saturday, December 26, for a 7 p.m. start. Providence takes on the Manchester Monarchs at 3 p.m. on Sunday, December 27. The P-Bruins then battle the Springfield Falcons at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, December 29. Providence is next home on New Year's Day, hosting the Bridgeport Sound Tigers at 7:05 p.m. on Friday, January 1, for Kids Hat Night. Hats are free to the first 1,000 kids age 12 and under. 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 providencebruins.com.