Gritty Forward Earns First NHL Deal with Boston

Boston, MA - Boston Bruins General Manager Peter Chiarelli announced today that the club has signed Providence Bruin Kirk MacDonald to an NHL contract. MacDonald was previously on an AHL contract and will remain with Providence (AHL).

MacDonald, who has yet to make his NHL debut, has 12-15=27 totals and 31 PIM in 60 games this season for Providence (AHL). In 177 career AHL games, MacDonald has 32-29=61 totals and 107 PIM. 

A 6'2", 199-lb native of Victoria, British Columbia, MacDonald was originally obtained by the Providence Bruins when he signed a professional tryout agreement on February 22, 2009. He went undrafted after playing four seasons at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (ECAC), where he had 47-56=103 totals and 144 PIM in 137 career games from 2002-2007.