P-BRUINS BRING IN TWO FROM ECHL
Scott Fletcher & Kenny Roche Return to Providence
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 and signed forward Kenny Roche to a Professional Tryout Agreement from the Charlotte Checkers, also of the ECHL. With the moves, the P-Bruins have 26 players on their roster, including 14 forwards, 10 defensemen and two goaltenders.
Fletcher, 22, was recently assigned to Reading on March 1 after completing his second stint in Providence this year. In 11 games with the P-Bruins, the rookie defenseman has gone scoreless with 27 penalty minutes and a plus-one rating. With Reading, Fletcher has recorded two goals, two assists, 67 PIM and a plus-three rating in 24 contests.
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 games with 15 points (2g, 13a) and 632 PIM. Fletcher also suited up for 25 playoff contests, going scoreless with 48 PIM. He signed an AHL contract with Providence on August 11, 2009.
Roche, 26, spent three games with Providence during his January 15-18 recall, tallying one assist and a minus-one rating. Following his stint with the P-Bruins, the fourth-year pro signed a PTO with the Hartford Wolf Pack, where he registered eight points (4g, 4a) and a minus-six rating in 14 games before his release on March 2. Roche has spent the majority of the year in Charlotte, collecting 34 points (17g, 17a), 11 multiple-point outings and a plus-four rating in 36 games.
The South Boston, Massachusetts, native and four-year standout for the Boston University Terriers has enjoyed previous AHL experience with Providence, Hartford and the Lake Erie Monsters, appearing in 52 games with 16 points (6g, 10a) between the three squads. In his professional career, Roche has 99 points (42g, 57a) in 155 regular season games and five points (2g, 3a) in 12 postseason contests. The center was selected by the New York Rangers 75th overall in the third round of the 2003 National Hockey League Entry Draft.