FLETCHER RETURNS TO PROVIDENCE

Defenseman Recalled from ECHL's Reading Royals

Providence, RI - The Providence Bruins, in their 18th year in the American Hockey League, announced that they have recalled defenseman Scott Fletcher from the ECHL's Reading Royals. With the move, the P-Bruins have 26 players on their roster, including 16 forwards, eight defensemen and two goaltenders.

Fletcher, 22, was assigned to Reading by Providence on January 21 and he has since appeared in seven games for the Royals, tallying one assist while collecting 33 penalty minutes. During his ECHL season, the rookie defenseman has suited up for 23 contests with four points (2g, 2a) and 67 PIM.

Fletcher earned his first career AHL recall on December 4, 2009 and he went on to appear in eight games for Providence, going scoreless with 22 PIM before missing the team's last 11 games of his recall due to injury.

Prior to turning pro, Fletcher enjoyed five seasons of junior hockey in the Ontario Hockey League, splitting time between the Plymouth Whalers, Niagara IceDogs, Mississauga IceDogs and Saginaw Spirit. In juniors, the undrafted native of Haslett, Michigan, appeared in 236 regular season contests with 15 points (2g, 13a) and 632 PIM. Fletcher also suited up for 25 playoff games, going scoreless with 48 PIM. He signed an AHL contract with Providence on August 11, 2009.

The P-Bruins return to action tonight against the Hartford Wolf Pack at 7:05 p.m. for Ice Scraper Night. On Saturday, Providence travels to face the Springfield Falcons at 7:30 p.m. at the MassMutual Center. The P-Bruins return home on Sunday against the Syracuse Crunch at 4:05 p.m. for Kids Hat Night with hats free to the first 1,000 kids age 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 www.providencebruins.com.