Pair Combined to Appear in Nine Games for Boston
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 Adam McQuaid and forward Drew Larman to Providence. With the moves, the P-Bruins have 26 players on their roster, including 15 forwards, nine defensemen and two goaltenders.
McQuaid, 23, earned his first career NHL promotion on December 15, 2009, going on to appear in eight games for Boston with 14 penalty minutes. The native of Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, made his NHL debut on December 19, 2009 against the Toronto Maple Leafs. Prior to joining Boston, McQuaid began this season in Providence, suiting up for 29 contests with 10 points (3g, 7a) and 66 PIM. Despite missing 15 P-Bruins games since his recall, McQuaid continues to rank third among Providence defensemen in scoring and he leads the team with a plus-13 rating.
In his professional career, McQuaid has appeared in 183 regular season games, totaling 34 points (8g, 26a) and 294 PIM, along with three assists and 35 PIM in 26 playoff contests. Last season, the third-year pro set personal-highs with four goals, 11 assists, 15 points and 141 PIM in 78 regular season games to earn Providence's Fan Appreciation Award. As a rookie with the P-Bruins in 2007-08, McQuaid was named the team's Man of the Year and Community Service Award winner. He was drafted by the Columbus Blue Jackets 55th overall in round two of the 2005 NHL Entry Draft and was later traded by Columbus to Boston on May 16, 2007 for the 129th overall pick (Jamie Benn) in the 2007 NHL Entry Draft.
Larman, 24, returns to Providence after a one-day, one-game NHL recall. The undrafted center made his Boston debut on January 18, going scoreless against the Ottawa Senators. Prior to his call-up, Larman appeared in all but one of the P-Bruins' 44 games this season, recording nine points, including five goals and four assists. The fifth-year pro and first-year member of the Bruins enjoyed previous NHL experience with the Florida Panthers, dressing for 22 games with three points (2g, a) from 2006-08.
Prior to signing with Boston on July 13, 2009, Larman spent the majority of his first four pro seasons with the Rochester Americans, twice winning the team's McCulloch Trophy for outstanding community service. In his career, the Canton, Michigan, native has suited up for 293 games between the regular season and playoffs, amassing 106 points (55g, 51a).
Providence returns to action this weekend with two games, beginning Friday at 7:05 p.m. against the Lowell Devils for Dunkin' Donuts Mug Night. Mugs are free to the first 3,000 fans in attendance. After an off-day on Saturday, the P-Bruins host the Springfield Falcons on Sunday at 4:05 p.m. for Kids T-Shirt Night with shirts 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.