HAMILL RETURNS FROM BOSTON

Third-Year Pro Appeared in Three Games for Parent Bruins

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 Zach Hamill to the P-Bruins.

Hamill, 22, was recalled by Boston on Feb. 3 and appeared in three games for the parent Bruins, earning one assist. He averaged just over 10 minutes of ice-time per game.

The third-year pro has suited up 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.

Hamill 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. 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 23 players, including 14 forwards, seven defensemen and two goaltenders.

Providence gets back into action on Wednesday in Portland at 6:30 p.m. before returning home on Friday to host the Pirates for Reds Winter Hat Night at 7:05 p.m. 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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