McQUAID RECALLED TO BOSTON
Defenseman has Appeared in 15 Games for NHL Bruins
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 Adam McQuaid on an emergency basis. McQuaid has joined the team in Washington, DC and will participate in the Bruins' morning skate today at the Verizon Center. With the move, Providence has 23 players on its roster, including 14 forwards, seven defensemen and two goaltenders.
McQuaid, 23, was assigned to Providence on February 14 but appeared in only one game for the P-Bruins after missing 22 straight games due to injury. He made his return to the line-up on April 4, going scoreless at the Portland Pirates in Providence's 3-2 overtime win. In 32 AHL games this season, McQuaid has recorded 10 points (3g, 7a) and 66 penalty minutes.
The third-year defenseman has appeared in 15 games for Boston over four previous recalls this season since making his NHL debut on December 19, 2009 at the Toronto Maple Leafs. McQuaid 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.
Last season, the native of Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, 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.
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.