Defenseman Appeared in One Scoreless Game for Providence

Providence, RI - The Providence Bruins, in their 18th year in the American Hockey League, announced that they have assigned defensemen Rob Kwiet to the ECHL's Reading Royals. With the move, Providence has 24 players on their active roster, including 15 forwards, seven defensemen and two goaltenders.

Kwiet, 21, was recalled from Reading on December 17 after tallying three assists in seven games for the Royals. He appeared in one game for Providence on December 18, going scoreless in a 3-1 loss to the Bridgeport Sound Tigers. On the year, Kwiet has suited up for 16 contests for the P-Bruins with 10 penalty minutes and a minus-three rating.

Last season, Kwiet won a Memorial Cup championship with the Windsor Spitfires, recording personal-highs with 12 goals, 55 assists and 67 points in 66 regular season games before adding 15 points (5g, 10a) in 20 games during the club's lengthy playoff run. He finished sixth overall among OHL blue-liners in scoring during the regular season. In four junior seasons between Windsor, the Mississauga St. Michael's Majors and Toronto St. Michael's Majors, Kwiet totaled 145 points (29g, 116a) and 310 PIM in 250 regular season games. The defenseman has previously enjoyed pro experience with the International Hockey League's Muskegon Fury in 2007-08, going scoreless in seven regular season games and four playoff contests.

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.