Defensemen Ryan Donald and Alain Goulet Head to ECHL

Providence, RI - The Providence Bruins, entering their 19th season in the American Hockey League, today announced that defensemen Ryan Donald and Alain Goulet have been assigned to the ECHL's Reading Royals.

Donald, 24, leaves Providence without having appeared in a game for the P-Bruins this season. The defenseman signed an AHL contract with Providence on September 17 after making his professional debut late in 2009-10 with the Springfield Falcons. Donald appeared in three games for Springfield while tallying his first pro point with an assist following his senior season with the Yale University Bulldogs. At Yale, the St. Albert, Alberta, native totaled 24 points, including five goals and 19 assists, along with 231 penalty minutes over 123 contests.

Goulet, 22, appeared in one game for Providence this season, going scoreless in the club's opening night loss to Springfield. The blue-liner spent his entire rookie season in 2009-10 with the P-Bruins, scoring 18 points, including three goals and 15 assists, in 71 games. Prior to turning pro, Goulet enjoyed parts of two seasons in college with the University of Nebraska-Omaha Mavericks from 2007-08, before then spending a portion of the 2008-09 campaign in the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League with the Gatineau Olympiques. He was selected by the Boston Bruins 159th overall in round six of the 2007 National Hockey League Entry Draft.

With the moves, the P-Bruins' roster is now comprised of 24 players, including 14 forwards, seven defensemen and three goaltenders.

Providence gets back into action with three games this weekend, beginning Friday at 7:05 p.m. against Springfield for Hat Night. Hats are free to the first 2,000 fans. On Saturday, the P-Bruins travel to New Hampshire to face the Manchester Monarchs at 7 p.m. The weekend wraps up on Sunday as Providence hosts the Hartford Wolf Pack at 4:05 p.m. for Magnet Schedule Night. Magnets are free to the first 1,000 in attendance.

P-Bruins ticket packages and individual game tickets are on sale now for the 2010-11 season. To purchase tickets or for more information, call the P-Bruins ticket office at (401) 273-5000 or log on to the team website at providencebruins.com.

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