SCHAEFFER RETURNS TO PROVIDENCE

Defenseman Played 31 Games for P-Bruins in 2007-08

Providence, RI - The Providence Bruins, in their 17th season in the American Hockey League, announced that defenseman Kevin Schaeffer has been signed to a Professional Tryout Agreement by the P-Bruins. With the move, Providence has 23 players on its roster, including 14 forwards, seven defensemen and two goaltenders.

Schaeffer, 23, returns to Providence after spending much of his rookie season in Rhode Island in 2007-08. The defenseman began this year with the AHL's Binghamton Senators, where he went scoreless over three games. Schaeffer then joined the Reading Royals of the ECHL, going scoreless in six contests before his call-up to Providence.

As a first-year player last season, Schaeffer collected a goal and an assist in 31 games for Providence while adding seven points (2g, 5a) in 19 games for Reading. The blue-liner also notched four points (g, 3a) in 11 ECHL playoff games before the Royals fell to the Cincinnati Cyclones in Game 7 of the North Division Finals.

Prior to turning pro, Schaeffer spent four seasons playing for the Boston University Terriers. In his collegiate career, the defenseman had 54 points, including 37 helpers, in 152 contests. Schaeffer, a native of South Huntington, New York, was drafted by the Nashville Predators 193rd overall in the sixth round of the 2004 National Hockey League Entry Draft.

Providence Bruins season tickets, Flex Tix packages and single game tickets are on sale now for the 2008-09 season. To purchase tickets or to learn more information, call the P-Bruins ticket office at (401) 273-5000 or log on to the team website at providencebruins.com.