Providence Bruins

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#2 Alex Grant

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POSITION: DEFENSE    S/C: RIGHT    HGT:  6'4"    WGT: 205    DOB:  1-20-89 

BIRTHPLACE: ANTIGONISH, NOVA SCOTIA, CANADA

2015-16 HIGHLIGHTS:  In total, Grant has played 7 NHL games and scored 2 goals in the NHL (2 gp Anaheim, 5 gp Arizona). Grant posted a career high 11+31=42 points for the Springfield Falcons in the 2015-16 season.

Was signed by the Sharks as a free agent on March 23, 2010. Boston signed Irwin as a free agent on July 10, 2015. He was assigned to the Providence Bruins on October 12, 2015.

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#3 Tommy Cross

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POSITION: DEFENSE    S/C: LEFT    HGT:  6'3"    WGT: 205    DOB:  9-12-89

BIRTHPLACE: SIMSBURY, CT, USA

2015-16 HIGHLIGHTS:  Cross made his NHL debut on October 15. 2015 against the Colorado Avalanche and his first NHL point (an assist) on October 17, 2015 against the Arizona Coyotes. He played 3 games for Boston in the 2015-16 season. Cross was named the Captain of the Providence Bruins in 2015 and had a career high 23 points in the same season.

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#5 Matt Grzelcyk

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POSITION: DEFENSE    S/C: LEFT    HGT:  5’9”    WGT: 174    DOB:  1-5-94    

BIRTHPLACE: CHARLESTOWN, MASSASCHUSETTS, USA

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS: He was named to the Hockey East All-Freshman team in 2012 and named captain of BU in both his junior and senior seasons. He was also named the assistant captain of the 2014 World Juniors US Team. In 2015 he scored the overtime tournament-winner in the Beanpot Tournament and was named the tournament MVP. At the conclusion of his senior season at BU he signed a two-year Entry Level contract.

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#6 Chris Casto

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POSITION: DEFENSE    S/C: RIGHT    HGT:  6'1"    WGT: 200    DOB:  12-27-91    

BIRTHPLACE: STILLWATER, MN, USA

2015-16 HIGHLIGHTS:  Casto has played 186 AHL regular season games - all with the P-Bruins - and totaled 11+35 = 46. In 2014-15 season Casto had the highest plus/minus rating on the team with +17.

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#8 Chris Breen

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POSITION: DEFENSE    S/C: LEFT    HGT:  6'7"    WGT: 224    DOB:  6-29-89    

BIRTHPLACE: UXBRIDGE, ONTARIO, CAN

2014-15 HIGHLIGHTS: Breen signed with the Boston Bruins as a free agent on July 2014 in a one-year two-way contract. He made his debut as P-Bruin on October 10, 2014 against the St. John Ice Caps and scored his first goal as P-Bruin on MArch 15, 2015 against the Norfolk Admirals. He has played 9 NHL games (all for Calgary) and 383 AHL games (363 regular season, 20 playoff). He has played 126 games as a P-Bruin.

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#7 Sean Kuraly

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POSITION: CENTER    S/C: LEFT    HGT:  5'2"    WGT: 205    DOB:  1-20-93    

BIRTHPLACE: DUBLIN, OHIO, USA

2015-16 HIGHLIGHTS: Kuraly served as captain for the Red Hawks for the 2015-16 season and alternate captain in the 2014-15 season.

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#9 Danton Heinen

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POSITION: CENTER    S/C: LEFT    HGT:  6'1"    WGT: 185    DOB:  7-5-95 

BIRTHPLACE: LANGLEY, BRITISH COLUMBIA, CANADA

2015-16 HIGHLIGHTS: After the conclusion of his sophomore season, Heinen joined the P-Bruins for 2 games in 2016, making his pro debut on April 16 against the Wilkes-Barre Scranton Penguins and recording his first pro points (two assists) on February 17th against the Bridgeport Sound Tigers. Made his NHL debut on 10/17/16 against Winnipeg.

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#12 Justin Hickman

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POSITION: RIGHT WING    S/C: RIGHT    HGT:  6’2”    WGT: 224    DOB:  3-18-94    

BIRTHPLACE: LETHBRIDGE, AB

2015-16 HIGHLIGHTS: He made his debut as a Providence Bruins on October 9th 2015 against the Wilkes-Barre Scranton Penguins and scored his first goal as a P-Bruin on January 8th 2016 against the Bridgeport Sound Tigers. Hickman played 66 games in the 2015-16 season for the P-Bruins and totaled 5+3=8.

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#11 Tyler Randell

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POSITION: RIGHT WING    S/C: RIGHT    HGT:  6'1"    WGT: 198    DOB:  6-15-91    

BIRTHPLACE: SCARBOROUGH, ON, CAN

2015-16 HIGHLIGHTS:  Overall Tyler Randell has played 172 games for the Providence Bruins totaling 17+16=33 and 314 penalty minutes. Randell got called up to Boston and made his NHL debut on October 14, 2015 against the Colorado Avalanche and also scored his first NHL goal in the same game. He played 27 games for Boston in the 2015-16 season totaling 6+0=6 and 5 fights.

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#15 Wayne Simpson

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POSITION: RIGHT WING    S/C: RIGHT    HGT:  5'11"    WGT:  194    DOB:  11-19-89  

BIRTHPLACE: OAKVILLE, ON, CAN

2015-16 HIGHLIGHTS:  He made his AHL debut January 3, 2015 for the Providence Bruins against the Portland Pirates and scored his first AHL goal on January 11, 2015 also against the Pirates. In 2015-16, Simpson signed an AHL contract with Portland and played 68 games for the Pirates and totaled 8+28=36.

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#16 Mark Naclerio

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POSITION: CENTER    S/C: LEFT    HGT:  6'0"    WGT: 185    DOB:  4-4-92    

BIRTHPLACE: MILFORD, CONNECTICUT, USA

2015-16 HIGHLIGHTS: Naclerio joined the P-Bruins for 7 games in the 2015-16 season. He made his pro debut on March 12, 2016 against the Toronto Marlies and scored his first pro goal on April 2, 2016 against the Hershey Bears.

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#20 Colton Hargrove

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POSITION: LEFT WING    S/C: LEFT    HGT:  6'1"    WGT: 212    DOB:  6-25-92  

BIRTHPLACE: ROCKWALL, TEXAS, USA

2015-16 HIGHLIGHTS: He enrolled at Western Michigan University for three seasons before forgoing his final year of NCAA eligibility to joining the Providence Bruins for the 2015-16 season. Hargrove played 66 games in his rookie season totaling 14+16=30 points. He made his pro debut on October 9th 2015 against the Wilkes-Barre Scranton Penguins and scored his first pro goal on November 1 2015 against the Springfield Falcons. He recorded four multi point games in his first pro season.

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#21 Anton Blidh

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POSITION: LEFT WING    S/C: LEFT    HGT:  6'0"    WGT: 201    DOB:  3-14-95

BIRTHPLACE: MOLNLYCKE, SWEDEN

2015-16 HIGHLIGHTS:  Blidh scored his first pro goal on October 23, 2015 in a 5-3 win against Lehigh Valley Phantoms. Blidh recorded one multi-point game in the 2015-16 season when he tallied two goals against the Bridgeport Sound Tigers on January 8, 2016.

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#22 Peter Cehlarik

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POSITION: LEFT WING    S/C: LEFT    HGT:  6'2"    WGT: 202    DOB:  8-2-95

BIRTHPLACE: ZILINA, SLOVAKIA

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS:  Cehlarik posted a career best season with 11-9-20 in 46 games during the 2015-16 season. Cehlarik was also a member of Team Slovakia for the IH18 (2012), Junior World Cup U18 (2013), and the Junior World Cup 2014-2016 including a bronze medal finish in 2015.

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#24 Chris Porter

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POSITION: FORWARD    S/C: LEFT    HGT:  6'1"    WGT: 206    DOB:  5-29-84  

BIRTHPLACE: TORONTO, ON, CAN

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS: Selected by the Chicago Blackhawks with their tenth selection, 282nd overall, in the 2003 NHL Entry Draft. Signed by the St. Louis Blues as a free agent on Aug. 21, 2007.

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#25 Colby Cave

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POSITION: CENTER    S/C: LEFT    HGT:  6'1"    WGT: 200    DOB:  12-26-94

BIRTHPLACE: NORTH BATTLEFORD, SK, CAN

2015-16 HIGHLIGHTS:  Cave played one game for the Providence Bruins in the 2014-15 season against the Hartford Wolf Pack. Cave enjoyed a successful rookie season playing 75 games and recording 16-13-29 points - good enough for 8th on the team and 4th most of any rookie on the roster. In addition, Cave played in 3 playoff games where he tallied 3 points (2-1-3). Cave scored his first pro goal on October 14, 2015 against the Hartford Wolfpack. Cave recorded three multi-point games during the 15-16 season (Oct 23, Jan 23, Jan 24).

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#28 Linus Arnesson

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POSITION: DEFENSE    S/C: LEFT    HGT:  6'1"    WGT: 188    DOB:  9-21-94 

BIRTHPLACE: STOCKHOLM, SWEDEN

2015-16 HIGHLIGHTS: Arnesson made his AHL debut on March 21, 2015 against the Bridgeport Sound Tigers and recorded his first pro point in the same game with an assist. He scored his first pro goal on April 10, 2015 against the Worcester Sharks. He played 11 games in the 14-15 season and 48 games in the 2015-16 season for the P-Bruins.

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#29 Jake DeBrusk

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POSITION: LEFT WING    S/C: LEFT    HGT:  6'0"    WGT: 183    DOB:  10-17-96  

BIRTHPLACE: EDMONTON, ALBERTA, CAN

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS:  DeBrusk’s career high for points came in 2014-15 when he tallied 42-39-81 in 72 regular season games with the Broncos. DeBrusk played in the CHL/NHL Top Prospects Game in 2015. He is the son of former NHL player Louie DeBrusk who played 401 NHL games for the Edmonton Oilers, Tampa Bay Lightning, Phoenix Coyotes, and Chicago Blackhawks.

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#30 Dan Vladar

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POSITION: GOALIE   S/C: LEFT    HGT:  6'5"    WGT: 185   DOB:  8-20-97

BIRTHPLACE: PRAGUE, CZECH REPUBLIC

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS:  Boston's 3rd round choice (75th overall) in the 2015 Entry Draft.

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#36 Zac Rinaldo

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POSITION: CENTER   S/C: LEFT    HGT:  5'0"    WGT: 188    DOB:  6-15-90  

BIRTHPLACE: HAMILTON, ONTARIO, USA

2015-16 HIGHLIGHTS: Rinaldo was traded to the Boston Bruins in 2015 in exchange for a 2017 3rd-round draft pick. He made his debut for the Boston Bruins on OCtober 8 2015 against the Winnepeg Jets. He scored 1 goal for Boston on November 23, 2015 against the Toronto Maple Leafs. On March 1, 2016, Rinaldo was suspended for 5 games for delivering an illegal hit to Tampa Bay forward Cedric Paquette - his 4th NHL suspension in 5 years. Rinaldo was placed on waivers and sent to the Providence Bruins. Rinaldo made his P-Bruins debut on March 4, 2016.

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#37 Jordan Szwarz

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POSITION: RIGHT WING    S/C: RIGHT    HGT:  5'11"    WGT: 201    DOB:  5-24-91    

BIRTHPLACE: BURLINGTON, ON, CAN

2015-16 HIGHLIGHTS:  Szwarz played the 2015-16 season for the Springfield Falcons where he served as assistant captain. He has played 247 AHL games totaling 47+65=112 and 35 NHL games totaling 4+0=4.

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#43 Matt Bartkowski

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POSITION: DEFENSE    S/C: LEFT    HGT:  6'1"    WGT: 196    DOB:  6-4-88

BIRTHPLACE: PITTSBURGH, PA, USA

2015-16 HIGHLIGHTS: Overall Bartkowski played 146 games for the Boston Bruins (1+26=27) and 180 games for the Providence Bruins (11+63=74) between 2011-2015. Bartkowski signed a one year contract with the Vancouver Canucks in July of 2015 where he played 80 games and totaled 6+12=18. Bartkowski was signed by the Ottawa Senators to a PTO in September of 2016 but was released on October 5.

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#44 Rob O'Gara

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POSITION: DEFENSE    S/C: LEFT    HGT:  6’4”    WGT: 207    DOB:  7-6-93   

BIRTHPLACE: MASSAPEQUA, NEW YORK, USA

2015-16 HIGHLIGHTS: O’Gara signed a two year entry level contract with the Bruins on March 29, 2016. He made his professional debut on 4/2/16 against Hershey. He scored his first goal on 4/13/16 against Springfield. O’Gara made his NHL debut on 10/13/16 against Columbus. He played three games in Boston before being assigned to Providence.

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#47 Malcolm Subban

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POSITION: GOALIE    S/C: LEFT    HGT:  6'2"    WGT: 200    DOB:  12-21-93 

BIRTHPLACE: TORONTO, ONT, CAN

2015-16 HIGHLIGHTS: Subban made his NHL debut for Boston on February 20, 2015 against the St. Louis Blues. Subban had an abbreviated 2015-16 campaign due to a fractured larynx but finished with 27 games played and a .911 SV%.

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#93 Peter Mueller

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POSITION: FORWARD   S/C: RIGHT    HGT:  6'2"    WGT: 305    DOB:  4-14-88

BIRTHPLACE: BLOOMINGTON, MN, USA

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS: Mueller scored a hat trick on November 7, 2007 against the Anaheim Ducks. Mueller’s rookie season he totaled 22+32=54 in 81 games played. Mueller was traded to the Colorado Avalanche in MArch of 2010. The following September he signed a 2 year $4-million contract with Colorado, but missed much of the season due to a concussion. After two seasons with the Avalanche, Mueller signed one-year contract with the Florida Panthers and played 43 games in the lockout shortened season. In 2013, Mueller signed his first European contract with the Kloten Flyers, where he finished third in the league in scoring. In 2015, Mueller played for the Malmo Redhawks of the Swedish Hockey League.

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