Neither Player Appeared in a Game Since Most Recent Moves
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 to Providence and recalled forward Drew Larman on an emergency basis. With the moves, the P-Bruins have 25 players on their roster, including 14 forwards, nine defensemen and two goaltenders.
McQuaid, 23, was recalled to Boston this morning for the second time this season and practiced with the club prior to his assignment to Providence. The blue-liner has appeared in eight games for the parent Bruins this year after receiving his first career NHL promotion on December 15, 2009. McQuaid, a native of Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, made his NHL debut on December 19, 2009 against the Toronto Maple Leafs and went on to total 14 penalty minutes during his time in Boston.
Prior to joining Boston, McQuaid began this season in Providence, appearing in 29 contests with 10 points (3g, 7a) and 66 PIM. In his professional career, McQuaid has dressed 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, was assigned to Providence on Monday after a one-day, one-game NHL recall. The undrafted center made his Boston debut that afternoon, going scoreless against the Ottawa Senators. Prior to his first 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 organization 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.