McQUAID RETURNS TO PROVIDENCE

Defenseman has Appeared in 15 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 to Providence. With the move, the P-Bruins have 27 players on their roster, including 16 forwards, nine defensemen and two goaltenders.

McQuaid, 23, has appeared in 15 games for Boston over four recalls this season after making his NHL debut on December 19, 2009 at the Toronto Maple Leafs. During his most recent recall, which began on February 1, the third-year pro suited up for seven games for the parent Bruins. McQuaid also registered his first career NHL point, the game-winning goal, on February 7 at the Montreal Canadiens. He has recorded 19 penalty minutes in his time in Boston.

The native of Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, has dressed for 31 games for the P-Bruins this season, totaling 10 points (3g, 7a) and 66 PIM. In his professional career, McQuaid has appeared in 192 regular season games with 35 points (9g, 26a) and 299 PIM, along with three assists and 35 PIM in 26 playoff contests. Last season, the blue-liner 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.

The P-Bruins return to action today against the Syracuse Crunch at 4:05 p.m. for Kids Hat Day 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 providencebruins.com.