ARNIEL RETURNS FROM BOSTON

Second-Year Pro Went Scoreless in NHL Debut at Atlanta

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 assigned forward Jamie Arniel to Providence.

Arniel was recalled by Boston on an emergency basis on Nov. 27 and made his NHL debut the following night in the Bruins' 4-1 loss at Atlanta. The second-year pro went scoreless in 12:26 of ice-time.

The recall was the second of the season for Arniel, who was previously called up on Nov. 9 and served as a healthy scratch in Boston's game against Pittsburgh on Nov. 10.

The 21-year-old has appeared in 19 games for Providence this season and currently leads the P-Bruins in scoring with nine goals and 16 points. Arniel returns to Rhode Island riding a six-game AHL point-streak dating back to Nov. 13, during which time he has scored three goals and added four assists.

The Kingston, Ontario, native completed a very successful rookie season for Providence in 2009-10, winning the team's Rookie of the Year award after leading all first-year P-Bruins with 28 points and 16 assists. Arniel's 67 games were highlighted by a six-game goal-scoring streak in November, tying a franchise record, seven multi-point games and the AHL's Rookie of the Month and Providence's Player of the Month awards for November.

Arniel was selected by Boston 97th overall in the fourth round of the 2008 NHL Entry Draft.

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

The P-Bruins will kick off their December schedule on Friday night against the newly-renamed Connecticut Whale at 7:05 p.m. for Winter Hat Night. Hats are free to the first 2,000 fans in attendance. The P-Bruins travel to Bridgeport for an 8 p.m. start on Saturday night. Then, Providence will finish the weekend off with a 4:05 p.m. Sunday face-off on Poster Night, when the Manchester Monarchs come to town. Posters are free to the first 1,000 fans.

To purchase tickets or for more information, call the Providence Bruins ticket office at (401) 273-5000 or log on to the team website at providencebruins.com.

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