CANTIN REASSIGNED TO READING
Rookie Appeared in Nine 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 defenseman Marc Cantin to the Reading Royals of the ECHL.
Cantin, 21, went scoreless in nine games for Providence this season. A native of Omemee, ON, Cantin made his professional debut on October 7 with the P-Bruins after spending four seasons in the Ontario Hockey League. Last season with the Mississauga St. Michael's Majors, the rookie blue liner recorded a career-high 41 points en route to playing in the Memorial Cup for the second consecutive year and third time in his junior career. Cantin was signed to an entry-level contract by Boston on March 23, 2011.
The Royals (5-5-1-0, 11 PTS) are currently in second place in the Atlantic Division. 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. Cantin joins former P-Bruins Yannick Riendeau, Rob Kwiet, Olivier Labelle, Marvin Degon and Karel St. Laurent.
The P-Bruins return to action this weekend at The Dunk. Providence opens the weekend on Friday versus Manchester for "Kid's T-Shirt Night," which are free to the first 1,000 kids 12 and under. The club is on the road the rest of the weekend, travelling to Portland on Saturday and finishing the weekend in Worcester on Sunday. 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.