Second-Year Pro Appeared in Five Games for Providence

Providence, RI - The Providence Bruins, in their 19th season in the American Hockey League, today announced that the National Hockey League's Boston Bruins have reassigned forward Yannick Riendeau to the Reading Royals of the ECHL.

Riendeau, 22, has gone scoreless in five games for Providence this season. The second-year pro joins Reading, where he appeared in six contests as a rookie in 2009-10, while scoring three goals and two assists. Riendeau added another three goals and two helpers in five postseason outings for the Royals. The right wing also scored five points in 22 games for the P-Bruins last season, including one goal and four assists. 

The Royals have won four straight games and currently rank second in the ECHL's Atlantic Division at 7-5-0-0 with 14 points. In Reading, Riendeau joins former P-Bruins Matt Dalton, Ben Gordon, Alain Goulet, Rob Kwiet, Olivier Labelle, Jared Ross and Devin Timberlake.

Prior to turning pro, Riendeau enjoyed a standout junior season in 2008-09 with the Drummondville Voltigeurs, where he led the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League in scoring during both the regular season and the playoffs. In 64 regular season games, the native of Boucherville, Quebec scored 58 goals and tallied 68 assists for 126 points before adding 52 points, including 29 goals, in just 19 postseason contests. Riendeau's playoff totals set Voltigeurs franchise records, while his 16 postseason power play goals set a QMJHL record. His postseason performance earned him the league's Guy Lafleur Trophy as the Playoff Most Valuable Player. Riendeau was signed to an entry-level contract by Boston on April 2, 2009.

The P-Bruins' roster is now comprised of 24 players, including 15 forwards, seven defensemen and two goaltenders.

The P-Bruins are back in action with a two-game week next weekend, hosting the Bridgeport Sound Tigers on Friday at 7:05 p.m. for Dunkin' Donuts Mug Night and then they travel to face the Manchester Monarchs on Sunday at 3 p.m. Providence has a rare Saturday off. 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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