HAMILL EARNS RECALL TO BOSTON

Third-Year Forward Ranks Second in Scoring for P-Bruins

Providence, RI - The Providence Bruins, in their 19th season in the American Hockey League, tonight announced that the National Hockey League's Boston Bruins have recalled forward Zach Hamill from Providence. Hamill will join the parent Bruins for Friday's practice at Ristuccia Arena in Wilmington, MA at 11:30 a.m.

Hamill, 22, has appeared in 44 games for Providence this season and ranks second on the club in scoring with 28 points, including a team-best 25 assists. On the year, he's contributed six multiple-point games and two six-game point-streaks. Hamill recently recorded his 100th professional point with a goal at Connecticut on Jan. 15.

This is the second career call-up for the third-year pro, who was previously recalled late last season and made his NHL debut for Boston at Washington on Apr. 11, 2010, during which he tallied an assist for his first NHL point. Hamill earned Providence's 3 Stars Award in 2009-10 and finished second on the club with 44 points in 75 games prior to his call-up to Boston. Both his 14 goals and 30 assists stand as career-highs to date.

The center was selected eighth overall in the first round of the 2007 NHL Entry Draft by Boston. Prior to turning pro late in the 2007-08 campaign, the native of Port Coquitlam, British Columbia, spent five junior seasons in the Western Hockey League with the Everett Silvertips, where he had 299 points (97g, 202a) in 312 contests between the regular season and postseason.

The P-Bruins' roster is now comprised of 21 players, including 12 forwards, seven defensemen and two goaltenders.

Providence returns to action on Friday at the Dunkin' Donuts Center against Springfield for Tote Bag Night at 7:05 p.m. The tote bags are free to the first 3,000 fans in attendance courtesy of Uncle Bob's Self Storage. 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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