MacKINNON RETURNS FROM READING

Rookie Appeared in Two Games for Reading

Providence, RI
- The Providence Bruins, in their 20th season in the American Hockey League, today announced that forward Kyle MacKinnon has been returned to the Providence Bruins from the Reading Royals of the ECHL.

MacKinnon, 24, went pointless in two games with the Royals since being loaned to the club on December 2. The forward has recorded 1+1=2 totals in 19 games for Providence this season.

A native of Walnut, CA, MacKinnon joined the P-Bruins for five games at the end of last season, tallying one goal and two assists. The forward is a four-year product of Providence College. As a co-captain in 2010-11, MacKinnon led the Friars in goals scored for the second consecutive year and recorded a career-high 14 goals in 2010-11. He finished his collegiate career with 71 points on 37 goals and 34 assists.

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.