BODNARCHUK EARNS FIRST NHL RECALL
P-Bruins Recall Kwiet from Reading
Providence, RI - The Providence Bruins, in their 18th year in the American Hockey League, announced that the National Hockey League's Boston Bruins have recalled defenseman Andrew Bodnarchuk from Providence on an emergency basis. The P-Bruins have recalled defenseman Rob Kwiet from the ECHL's Reading Royals. With the moves, Providence has 26 players on its roster, including 14 forwards, nine defensemen and three goaltenders.
Bodnarchuk, 21, earns his first career NHL recall after appearing in 70 games for Providence this season with five goals and 10 assists, along with a plus-seven rating. In his second full professional season, the defenseman has suited up for 132 regular season games for the P-Bruins, totaling 25 points (6g, 19a). Bodnarchuk has also dressed for 16 career playoff contests, including his pro debut during the 2006-07 postseason, tallying two assists overall. The Drumheller, Alberta, native was selected by Boston 128th overall in round five of the 2006 NHL Entry Draft.
Kwiet, 21, returns to Providence for the fourth time this season, where he has scored one goal in 40 games. The rookie's goal, the only one of his pro career, was scored on January 1 at the Bridgeport Sound Tigers. Kwiet has also spent three stints in Reading this year, where he has tallied seven assists in 17 games. During his most recent ECHL stretch, the blue-liner registered a career-high four assists on April 2 at the Wheeling Nailers. Last season, Kwiet won a Memorial Cup championship as a member of the Ontario Hockey League's Windsor Spitfires, while also recording personal-highs with 12 goals, 55 assists and 67 points in 66 regular season games. He added 15 points (5g, 10a) in 20 playoff contests. Kwiet signed an AHL contract with Providence on July 13, 2009.
Providence's final home game of the regular season is Friday, April 9 against the Springfield Falcons. To purchase 2009-10 Flex Tix or individual game tickets, please call the P-Bruins ticket office at (401) 273-5000 or log on to the team website at providencebruins.com.