ARNIEL HEADING TO ALL-STAR CLASSIC

Second-Year Forward to Represent Providence in Hershey

Providence, RI - The Providence Bruins, in their 19th season in the American Hockey League, have announced that leading scorer Jamie Arniel has been added to the Eastern Conference All-Star roster for the 2011 AHL All-Star Classic presented by Capital BlueCross. The event is scheduled for Jan. 30 and 31 in Hershey, Pennsylvania. Arniel replaces prior All-Star selection Steve Kampfer, who remains in Boston on NHL recall.

Arniel paces Providence with 14 goals and 29 points, both new career-highs, in 44 games this season. The second-year forward has also enjoyed two call-ups to Boston and made his NHL debut in Atlanta on Nov. 28, 2010.

The 21-year-old has contributed five multiple-point games this year, and recently appeared in his 100th professional game on Jan. 1 at Connecticut. Arniel was also the P-Bruins' Player of the Month for October.

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.

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