HAMILTON RETURNS TO PROVIDENCE

Rookie Goalie Backed Up Three Games Last Weekend

Providence, RI - The Providence Bruins, in their 18th year in the American Hockey League, announced that they have signed goaltender Nevin Hamilton to an Amateur Tryout Agreement. With the move, the P-Bruins have 25 players on their roster, including 14 forwards, eight defensemen and three goaltenders.

Hamilton, 24, returns to Providence after backing up Dany Sabourin in three games last weekend. He was previously under contract with the P-Bruins from April 2-5. He has yet to appear in a pro game.

The goalie 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' season ended on March 14 in the Hockey East Quarterfinals at the hands of the Maine Black Bears. Hamilton's best stretch of the year came from October 23, 2009 - November 21, 2009, when he went 4-0-1, allowing only 12 goals over five outings. In his four collegiate seasons, the Ashland, Massachusetts, native compiled a 28-23-6 mark with a 2.46 GAA and .913 save percentage.

Providence wraps up the regular season this weekend, beginning tonight with 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.