Massachusetts Native Doug Nolan Signs On with Providence

Providence, RI - The Providence Bruins, in their 18th year in the American Hockey League, announced that they have signed veteran defenseman Doug Nolan to a Professional Tryout Agreement. With the move, the P-Bruins have 24 players on their roster, including 14 forwards, eight defensemen and two goaltenders.

Nolan, 34, joins Providence after spending 19 games with the AHL's Manchester Monarchs, where he dished out three assists and recorded 31 penalty minutes. The 11th year pro signed a PTO with Manchester on December 10, 2009 and remained with the club until his April 5 release.

The defenseman has spent the majority of his AHL career with Manchester, along with stints with the Bridgeport Sound Tigers, Hamilton Bulldogs and Cincinnati Mighty Ducks. In the AHL, Nolan has recorded 40 points (5g, 35a) and 521 PIM in 314 games between the regular season and postseason. Since turning pro in 1999-00, he has registered 136 points (25g, 91a) and 1,173 PIM in 614 total contests between the AHL, ECHL and overseas play. A product of the UMass-Lowell River Hawks, Nolan was selected by the Toronto Maple Leafs 282nd overall in round 11 of the 1994 NHL Entry Draft.

Providence wraps up the regular season this weekend, beginning on Friday for its final home game against the Springfield Falcons at 7:05 p.m. 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.