RIENDEAU REASSIGNED TO READING
Third Year Pro Appeared in Three Games for Providence
Providence, RI - The Providence Bruins, in their 20th season in the American Hockey League, today announced that the Boston Bruins have reassigned forward Yannick Riendeau to the Reading Royals of the ECHL.
Riendeau, 23, went scoreless in three games for Providence since his recall on October 26. The third-year pro rejoins the Royals, where he has recorded two points in four games this season and appeared in 54 games during his sophomore season. A native of Boucherville, PQ, Riendeau tallied a professional career-high of 18 goals and 25 assists for 43 points last season in Reading. The right wing also appeared in Providence last season, going pointless in six games for the P-Bruins.
Last season, the Royals clinched first place in the Atlantic Division with a 44-23-2-3 record. The club advanced to the second round of the playoffs, before falling to the Kalamazoo Wings in four games. Riendeau joins former P-Bruins Rob Kwiet, Olivier Labelle, and Marvin Degon, who played in two games for the P-Bruins this season.
Prior to turning pro in 2009, Riendeau enjoyed a standout junior season with the Drummondville Voltigeurs. In 2008-09 with Drummondville, Riendeau led the Québec Major Junior Hockey League in scoring during both the regular season and playoffs. In 64 regular season games, the rightwing scored 58 goals and 68 assists for 126 points. He added 52 points, including 29 goals in just 19 postseason contests. Riendeau's playoff totals set Voltigeurs franchise records, while his 16 postseason power play goals set a QMJHL record. His postseason performance earned him the league's Guy Lafleur Trophy as the Playoff Most Valuable Player. Riendeau was signed to an entry-level contract by Boston on April 2, 2009.
The P-Bruins are back in action with a full schedule this weekend. Providence opens the weekend on Friday for the first of a home-and-home series with the Manchester Monarchs. The puck drops at 7:05 p.m. for "T-Shirt Night," with t-shirts free to the first 2,000 fans. The club travels to Manchester on Saturday, before returning to The Dunk on Sunday for a 4:05 p.m. tilt with the Norfolk Admirals for "Stadium Cup Night," which are free to first 1,000 fans. To purchase our special ticket offers or for more information, call the Providence Bruins ticket office at (401) 273-5000 or log on to the team website at www.providencebruins.com.