P-Bruins Add Veteran of 15 Seasons

Providence, RI -
The Providence Bruins, entering their 20th season in the American Hockey League, announced today that former P-Bruin Brett Harkins will participate in the Alumni Game on November 13 at the Dunkin' Donuts Center.

Harkins, who hails from North Ridgeville, Ohio, split the 1994-95 and 1996-97 seasons between Providence and Boston. Drafted by the New York Islanders 133rd overall in the 1989 NHL Entry Draft, Harkins played one season with the Adirondack Red Wings (AHL) before being traded to Boston. In his first season with the P-Bruins, the left wing scored 23 goals and added 69 assists for a team-high 92 points. Harkins enjoyed his first NHL call up with the Boston Bruins during the 1994-95 season, recording an assist in one game with the Black and Gold. Harkins spent 1995-96 season with the Florida Panthers (NHL) and their AHL affiliate, the Carolina Monarchs. He returned to the Bruins organization in 1996 and split the season between Providence and Boston. In 108 career games with Providence, Harkins notched 32 goals and added 100 helpers for 132 points.

The 5'11", 172 lb. left wing saw time in 78 NHL games with Boston, Florida and the Columbus Blue Jackets. Following the 1996-97 season, Harkins spent time with the Cleveland Lumberjacks and Houston Aeros (IHL), the Syracuse Crunch (AHL) and the Blue Jackets before continuing his career overseas. He finished his professional career at the conclusion of the 2007-08 season with Rogle BK in Sweden.

Over the next month, the Providence Bruins will continue to unveil the roster of players that will return to Providence for the November 13 Alumni Game.