BRUINS ASSIGN ZACH HAMILL TO PROVIDENCE

Boston, MA - Boston Bruins General Manager Peter Chiarelli announced today that the club has assigned forward Zach Hamill to the Providence Bruins (American Hockey League).

Hamill was recalled on November 9 and played in two games for Boston, registering one assist, a plus 3 rating while averaging 9:03 of ice time.

Through 14 AHL games this season, Hamill tallied 5-5=10 totals, which is tied for the team lead in points. Last season, Hamill spent the majority of the year in Providence and finished second on the team in scoring with 9-34=43 totals. He was recalled once to Boston from February 3 -13, 2011 and tallied one assist in three NHL games.

Hamill has skated in six career NHL games with 0-3=3 totals. He made his NHL debut on April 11, 2010 against Washington and recorded his first career NHL assist/point in that game.

He was originally drafted by the Bruins in the first round (8th overall) of the 2007 NHL Entry Draft.