Rookie Defenseman Went Scoreless in Three AHL Games

Providence, RI - The Providence Bruins, in their 19th season in the American Hockey League, today announced that they have assigned defenseman Ryan Donald to the ECHL's Reading Royals.

Donald, 24, was recalled to Providence on Dec. 30, 2010 and went on to appear in three games for Providence, going scoreless. The first-year pro returns to Reading, where he has recorded two goals and four assists for six points in 28 games. The rookie blue-liner has also contributed a plus-10 rating and 52 penalty minutes, both ranking among the team leaders. Donald began the year in Providence but was assigned to Reading on Oct. 12, 2010 without having appeared in a game for the P-Bruins.

An undrafted native of St. Albert, Alberta, Donald signed an AHL contract with Providence on Sept. 17, 2010 after making his professional debut late in 2009-10 with Springfield following his senior season at Yale University. Donald appeared in three games for the Falcons, while tallying his first pro point with an assist. With the Bulldogs, Donald totaled 24 points, including five goals and 19 assists, along with 231 PIM over 123 contests.

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