Providence Bruins

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#2 Matt Irwin

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POSITION: DEFENSE    S/C: LEFT    HGT:  6'2"    WGT: 210    DOB:  11-29-87 

BIRTHPLACE: BRENTWOOD BAY, BC

2014-15 HIGHLIGHTS:  Skated in 53 games for the San Jose Sharks in 2014-15, registering eight goals and 11 assists for 19 points with a plus-three rating.  In three seasons with San Jose, Irwin competed in 153 contests, racking up 16-34=50 totals with 63 penalty minutes. The blueliner has 13 games of NHL postseason experience, playing 11 games in the 2013 playoffs and two games in the 2014 playoffs, where he has chipped in one goal and one assist.

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: 210    DOB:  9-12-89

BIRTHPLACE: SIMSBURY, CT

2014-15 HIGHLIGHTS:  Recorded a career high in PTS and SOG with 22 and 73 during the 2014-15 season. Earned a point against Worcester (4/10/15) to clinch a spot in the American Hockey League’s Calder Cup Playoffs...Tallied a goal against Hartford (5/1/15) in the first round of the Calder Cup Tournament...Has played a total of 153 games in Providence entering 2015-16.

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#5 Ben Youds

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POSITION: DEFENSE    S/C: RIGHT    HGT:  5’11”    WGT: 180    DOB:  4-20-88    

BIRTHPLACE: MAPLE GROVE, MN

2014-15 HIGHLIGHTS:  Spent most of the season with the Providence Bruins… Was traded to Lake Erie on March 2, 2015… Netted his first goal as a Monster on March 11, 2015 against San Antonio

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#6 Chris Casto

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POSITION: DEFENSE    S/C: RIGHT    HGT:  6'3"    WGT: 210    DOB:  12-27-91    

BIRTHPLACE: STILLWATER, MN

2014-15 HIGHLIGHTS:  Recorded a team-high +17 rating... Scored his lone goal of the season on December 13, 2015 against Portland

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#8 Chris Breen

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

BIRTHPLACE: UXBRIDGE, ONT

2014-15 HIGHLIGHTS: Breen was able to notch 2G and tally 8A for his 10PTS in 52GP...Produced a career high in +/- with a plus 8...Recorded an assist in the 2015 Calder Cup playoffs vs.Hartford (5/8/15)

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#10 Noel Acciari

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POSITION: CENTER    S/C: RIGHT    HGT:  5'11"    WGT: 205    DOB:  12-1-91    

BIRTHPLACE: JOHNSTON, RI

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS:  Member of the 2015 NCAA National Champion Team at Providence College

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#11 Benn Ferriero

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POSITION: RIGHT WING    S/C: RIGHT    HGT:  5'11"    WGT: 185    DOB:  4-29-87 

BIRTHPLACE: ESSEX, MA

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS:  Signed with the Providence Bruins in December 2015. Played a short stint in the Austrian League for the Salzburg EC team. Prior to that, he had two goals and seven points in 39 AHL games with the Chicago Wolves in 2014-15. He also has 14 goals and 23 points in 98 career NHL contests with the San Jose Sharks, New York Rangers, and Vancouver Canucks.

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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

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS: Signed to the Providence Bruins on March 4, 2015. Spent the previous five campaigns with the Seattle Thunderbirds of the Western Hockey League from 2010 to 2015, establishing career highs last season when he notched 22 goals (tied for fourth on the team), 24 assists (tied for sixth on the team) and 46 points (sixth on the team) with 154 penalty minutes (first on the team). Hickman served as team captain for the last two seasons.

The forward also played five games for the Bridgeport Sound Tigers on an ATO (amateur tryout agreement) in 2013-14, where he picked up one goal in five games.

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#13 Alexander Khokhlachev

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POSITION: CENTER    S/C: LEFT    HGT:  5'11"    WGT: 184    DOB:  9-9-93    

BIRTHPLACE: MOSCOW, RUS

2014-15 HIGHLIGHTS:  Led Providence in points (43)... Appeared in 3 games for the Boston Bruins... 2013-14: Led Providence in points (57) and assists (36)... Was honored as the P-Bruins rookie of the year and was also the recipient of the team’s top scorer award... Was named as the CCM/AHL Rookie of the Month for March (5 goals, 12 assists) with 17 points over 12 games... Had nine goals in the postseason – tied for the most goals in a single postseason in franchise history... Earned first call-up to Boston (NHL) on April 13, 2014 against New Jersey.

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#14 Ben Sexton

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POSITION: CENTER    S/C: RIGHT    HGT:  5'11"    WGT:  196    DOB:  6-6-91  

BIRTHPLACE: KANATA, ON

2014-15 HIGHLIGHTS:  Suffered an ankle injury in a pre-season game and did not return until January 17, 2015 against Manchester... 2013-14: Tallied two goals and an assist at Portland (10/12/13)...  Recorded first goal of season at Worcester (12/7/13)... Posted four assists in 2014 Calder Cup Playoffs... Received first call-up to Boston (NHL) and appeared in two games.

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#15 Anthony Camara

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POSITION: LEFT WING    S/C: LEFT    HGT:  6'0"    WGT: 194    DOB:  9-4-93    

BIRTHPLACE: TORONTO, ONT

2014-15 HIGHLIGHTS:  Five of his 8 points came in his first 14 games of the season... 2013-14: Scored first professional goal vs. Springfield (11/24/13)... Led team in game-winning goals during rookie season with five... Posted a season-best three points (2 goals, 1 assist) vs. Worcester (1/5/14).  

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#16 Zack Phillips

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POSITION: CENTER    S/C: RIGHT    HGT:  6'1"    WGT: 198    DOB:  10-28-92    

BIRTHPLACE: FREDERICTON, NB

2014-15 HIGHLIGHTS:  Produced 3 goals and 8 assists, highlighting 11 points in just 16 games played... Set a career high in +/- with a plus 1, up from previous years (2012:-11,2013:-30,2014:(Iowa)-19)

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#17 Seth Griffith

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POSITION: RIGHT WING    S/C: RIGHT    HGT:  5'9"    WGT: 192    DOB:  1-4-93  

BIRTHPLACE: WALLACEBURG, ON

2014-15 HIGHLIGHTS: Tied for team lead with nine power play goals… One of four players to net 20 goals or more for Providence and one of three players to register 30 or more assists… Ripped four goals while adding an assist vs. Adirondack (3/9/14) which tied for the second-highest single-game goal total in franchise history… Had four games with multiple assists… Tallied four goals and seven assists in the 2014 Calder Cup Playoffs.

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#19 Brian Ferlin

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POSITION: FORWARD    S/C: RIGHT    HGT:  6'2"    WGT: 209    DOB:  6-3-92  

BIRTHPLACE: JACKSONVILLE, FL

2014-15 HIGHLIGHTS: Spent most of the season in Providence... Played 7 games with the Boston Bruins... Recorded his first NHL point with an assist on Feb. 22 at Chicago... Made his pro debut on October 10 vs. St. John... Recorded his first pro point with an assist on October 17 vs. Worcester and scored his first pro goal

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#20 Colton Hargrove

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POSITION: LEFT WING    S/C: LEFT    HGT:  6'2"    WGT: 216    DOB:  6-25-92  

BIRTHPLACE: ROCKWALL, TX

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS: Signed an entry level contract with Boston on March 27, 2015... Played 3 years of college at Western Michigan University... Played 105 career college games

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#21 Anton Blidh

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

BIRTHPLACE: MOLNLYCKE, SWEDEN

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS:  Played in the Swedish Elite League... Scored 5 goals in 48 games

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#24 Brandon DeFazio

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POSITION: LEFT WING    S/C: LEFT    HGT:  6'1"    WGT: 215    DOB:  9-13-88

BIRTHPLACE: OAKVILLE, ON

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS:  Scored first goal of the season on Oct. 12 in Toronto... Scored his second shorthanded goal of the season on Oct. 24 vs. San Antonio…Made his NHL debut on Nov. 9 for the Vancouver Canucks against the Anaheim Ducks…Recorded a "Gordie Howe" Hat Trick during Nov. 26th's game vs SYR...Recorded first career pro hat trick on Dec. 27 vs Lake Erie...Notched second three point (2-1-3) night of the season on Feb. 18 vs Texas....Recorded third three-point night of the season on Feb. 24 vs Hamilton...Led team in scoring with a career-high 21 goals...

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#25 Colby Cave

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POSITION: CENTER    S/C: LEFT    HGT:  6'0"    WGT: 187    DOB:  12-26-94

BIRTHPLACE: NORTH BATTLEFORD, SK

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS:  Made his pro debut with the Providence Bruins on April 12, 2015 vs. Hartford... In 72 games in his last season for the Swift Current Broncos, he recorded 35 goals and 40 assists for 75 points. Finished the season ranked first on the team in assists and second in both points and goals.

Played four full seasons in the Western Hockey League with Swift Current amassing 95 goals and 107 assists for 202 points in 286 career games. The 6’1’’, 198-pound native of Battleford, Saskatchewan served as team captain for the Broncos and was named the team's most valuable player for the last two seasons.

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#27 Austin Czarnik

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POSITION: CENTER    S/C: RIGHT    HGT:  5'9"    WGT: 160    DOB:  12-12-92

BIRTHPLACE: WASHINGTON, MI

2014-15 HIGHLIGHTS: Signed with Boston as a free agent on April 1, 2015 at the end of his college career... Played 3 games with Providence and notched his first professional point with an assist in his first pro game on April 11 at Worcester

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#28 Linus Arnesson

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POSITION: DEFENSE    S/C: LEFT    HGT:  6'1"    WGT: 198    DOB:  9-21-94 

BIRTHPLACE: STOCKHOLM, SWEDEN

2014-15 HIGHLIGHTS:  Joined Providence at the conclusion of his European season... Played four full seasons in Sweden with Djurgarden... Played in his first pro game on March 21 and recorded his first pro point with an assist... Scored his first pro goal on April 10 vs. Worcester

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#29 Frankie Simonelli

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POSITION: DEFENSE    S/C: RIGHT    HGT:  5'11"    WGT: 201    DOB:  10-29-92 

BIRTHPLACE: BENSENVILLE, IL

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS:  Moved up and down between the Providence Bruins and the South Carolina Stingrays (ECHL) for most of the 2014-15 season. Played 19 games with the Stingrays, registering 1 goal and 9 assists. Totaled 36 games played with the Bruins notching 2 goals and 6 assists. Previously, played four years of college hockey at the Univeristy of Wisconsin.

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#31 Zane McIntyre

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POSITION: GOALIE    S/C: RIGHT    HGT:  6'2"    WGT: 206    DOB:  8-20-92

BIRTHPLACE: THIEF RIVER FALLS, MN

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS:  Played 3 years of college hockey at the University of North Dakota... Had a .962 save percentage in 92 career games... Finished his college career as North Dakota's all-time leader in GAA and save percentage... Tied for all time wins... Hobey Baker Finalist

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#33 Dalton Smith

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POSITION: LEFT WING    S/C: LEFT    HGT:  6'2"    WGT: 215    DOB:  6-30-92

BIRTHPLACE: MARKHAM, ON

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS:  2014-15: Goal (1) and fight (1) vs. J. Bonneau Oct. 24 at WOR... Recorded 2 shots on goal in season opener Oct. 11 vs. SPR.

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#37 Brett Bellemore

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POSITION: DEFENSE    S/C: RIGHT    HGT:  6'4"    WGT: 210    DOB:  6-25-88

BIRTHPLACE: WINDSOR, ON

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS: Has played in 121 NHL games... Spent the 2014-15 season with the Carolina Hurricanes... Played in 49 games

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#39 Andrew Cherniwchan

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POSITION: FORWARD    S/C: RIGHT    HGT:  5’11”    WGT: 176    DOB:  4-20-89   

BIRTHPLACE: HINTON, AB

2014-15 HIGHLIGHTS: Played 37 games with Providence during the 2014-15 season. Notched 7 goals and 9 assists. Prior to Providence, played 11 games with the South Carolina Stingrays (ECHL) as well as 12 games with the Springfield Falcons.

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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

2014-15 HIGHLIGHTS:  Dressed as back up for 4 Boston Bruins games... Made his NHL debut on February 20 at St. Louis... 2013-14: Ranked fifth among AHL leaders in GAA at 2.31... Was seventh-best in AHL in save percentage at .920 and third amongst all league rookies... Turned away a season-best 36 shots in first professional start vs. St. John’s (10/5/13)... Posted first professional shutout vs. Worcester (1/3/14) with 25 saves... Made six starts in the 2014 Calder Cup Playoffs, while posting a mark of 2-2.

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