WOZNIEWSKI BACK IN PROVIDENCE
Veteran Served as Healthy Scratch During Latest NHL Stint
Providence, RI - The Providence Bruins, in their 18th year in the American Hockey League, announced that the National Hockey League's Boston Bruins have assigned defenseman Andy Wozniewski to Providence. With the move, the P-Bruins have 26 players on their roster, including 16 forwards, eight defensemen and two goaltenders.
Wozniewski, 29, was recalled to Boston on January 14 but served as a healthy scratch in two games for the big club. The NHL call-up was the veteran blue-liner's second of the season after appearing in two road games for the parent Bruins in December. In Providence this year, Wozniewski is a PlanetUSA All-Star and currently ranks second on the P-Bruins with a career-high 27 points, including seven goals and a team-best 20 assists in his 38 games. His point and assist totals also place him in the league's top 10 among defensemen. Wozniewski's best month of the year came in October when he was named Providence's Player of the Month after recording 15 points (5g, 10a) in just 10 games.
The seventh-year pro signed with Boston as a free agent on September 9, 2009. In his career, Wozniewski has appeared in 291 regular season games, amassing 101 points (24g, 77a), along with 25 postseason contests, registering 11 points (5g, 6a). Among his totals, Wozniewski has suited up for 79 career NHL games with Boston, the Toronto Maple Leafs and the St. Louis Blues, recording 12 points (2g, 10a) overall. Prior to turning pro in 2003-04 with the St. John's Maple Leafs, the undrafted native of Buffalo Grove, Illinois, played at the college ranks for four seasons, the first for the UMass-Lowell River Hawks and the final three with the University of Wisconsin Badgers. His NCAA career finished with 40 points (11g, 29a) in 133 contests.
Providence is back in action this afternoon 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.