P-BRUINS TRIM ROSTER BY TWO
Kwiet Assigned to Reading, Hamilton Released from ATO
Providence, RI - The Providence Bruins, in their 18th year in the American Hockey League, announced that they have assigned defenseman Rob Kwiet to the ECHL's Reading Royals and released goaltender Nevin Hamilton from his Amateur Tryout Agreement. With the moves, Providence has 24 players on its roster, including 14 forwards, eight defensemen and two goaltenders.
Kwiet, 21, was recalled by Providence on April 3 and suited up for one game, dressing that night against the Manchester Monarchs. In 41 games for Providence this season, the rookie has scored one goal. Kwiet returns to Reading for the fourth time this year, where he has tallied seven assists in 17 games. In his most recent ECHL contest on April 2, the defenseman registered a career-high four assists against 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.
Hamilton, 24, signed with the P-Bruins on April 2 and did not appear in a game for Providence. The goaltender recently concluded his senior season with the UMass-Lowell River Hawks, finishing the campaign with a 6-4-2 record in 13 games, along with a 2.91 goals-against-average and .905 save percentage. The Red Hawks' campaign ended on March 14 in the Hockey East Quarterfinals at the hands of the Maine Black Bears. Hamilton's best stretch of the season came from October 23, 2009 - November 21, 2009, when he went 4-0-1, allowing only 12 goals over five outings. In his four seasons, the Ashland, Massachusetts, native compiled a 28-23-6 mark with a 2.46 GAA and .913 save percentage.
Providence is next in action on Friday for its final home game of the regular season against the Springfield Falcons. It's Team Poster Night with posters free to the first 1,000 fans in attendance. The P-Bruins are on the road on Saturday at the Worcester Sharks at 7:05 p.m., and then travel to face the Lowell Devils on Sunday at 4 p.m. 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.