NASTIUK ASSIGNED TO GWINNETT

Goaltender Appeared in One Game for Providence

Providence, RI - The Providence Bruins, in their 17th season in the American Hockey League, announced that goaltender Kevin Nastiuk has been assigned to the Gwinnett Gladiators of the ECHL. With the move, the P-Bruins have 23 players on their roster, including 14 forwards, seven defensemen and two goaltenders.

Nastiuk, 23, was recalled to Providence on November 21 after beginning the season with Gwinnett, where he posted a 4-2-2 record, 3.04 goals-against-average and a .886 save percentage over eight games. With the P-Bruins, Nastiuk appeared in one game on November 22, providing third period relief for Kevin Regan against the Springfield Falcons. Nastiuk stopped seven of eight shots for a 3.00 GAA and .875 save percentage.

In 2007-08, the native of Edmonton, Alberta, went 6-5-2 with a 2.44 GAA for the ECHL's Florida Everblades while adding a 4-1-0 mark and 2.31 GAA for the Albany River Rats of the AHL. In his AHL career, Nastiuk is 5-8-3 in 17 games for Providence, Albany and the Lowell Lock Monsters. Meanwhile, the goaltender has posted a 40-19-12 career ECHL record between Gwinnett, Florida and the Las Vegas Wranglers. Prior to turning pro, Natiuk played four seasons for the Western Hockey League's Medicine Hat Tigers, winning 40 games in 2003-04 en route to a WHL championship and an appearance in the Memorial Cup.

Nastiuk was selected 126th overall by the Carolina Hurricanes in round four of the 2003 National Hockey League Entry Draft.

Providence Bruins season tickets, Flex Tix packages and single game tickets are on sale now for the 2008-09 season. To purchase tickets or to learn more information, call the P-Bruins ticket office at (401) 273-5000 or log on to the team website at providencebruins.com.