P-BRUINS ADD AHL FORWARD
John Lammers Joins Providence from ECHL's Alaska
Providence, RI - The Providence Bruins, in their 18th year in the American Hockey League, announced that they have signed forward John Lammers to a Professional Tryout Agreement. With the move, the P-Bruins have 25 players on their roster, including 15 forwards, eight defensemen and two goaltenders.
Lammers, 23, began the season with the ECHL's Alaska Aces, where he has registered 35 points in just 25 games. His 20 goals rank tied for fourth in the league and lead the Aces, as do his nine power play goals and his plus-seven rating. The fourth-year pro also enjoyed an 11-game scoreless stint with the AHL's Manitoba Moose this season, spending roughly one month with the club. In the ECHL, Lammers has nine multiple-point games and four point-streaks of at least three games.
The native of Langley, British Columbia, has considerable AHL experience, appearing in 121 regular season games for the Iowa Stars, Houston Aeros and Manitoba. Lammers spent the entire 2008-09 campaign with Houston, totaling 26 points (12g, 14a) in 57 regular season games, plus eight assists during an 18-game playoff run. As a pro, which includes time in the AHL, ECHL and overseas play in Finland, the Western Hockey League product has 126 points (67g, 59a) in 214 regular season games, plus 30 points (7g, 23a) in 44 postseason contests.
Lammers was selected 86th overall in round three of the 2004 National Hockey League Entry Draft by the Dallas Stars.
Providence returns to action this weekend with three games, the first two on the road at the Bridgeport Sound Tigers on Friday at 7 p.m. and then on Saturday at the Hartford Wolf Pack at 7 p.m. The P-Bruins are home on Sunday hosting the Albany River Rats at 4:05 p.m. for Thundersticks Night, free to the first 1,000 kids 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 at providencebruins.com.