KWIET RETURNS FROM READING

Defenseman Appeared in Four Games in Latest ECHL Stint

Providence, RI - The Providence Bruins, in their 18th year in the American Hockey League, announced that defenseman Rob Kwiet has been recalled from the ECHL's Reading Royals. With the move, the P-Bruins have 25 players on their active roster, including 15 forwards, eight defensemen and two goaltenders.

Kwiet, 21, was most recently assigned to Reading on December 26 and he appeared in four games for the Royals, going scoreless. On the year, the rookie defenseman has dressed in 11 ECHL games, tallying three assists. For Providence, Kwiet has suited up for 16 contests 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.

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