BRUINS RECALL HAMILL ON EMERGENCY BASIS

BOSTON, MA - Boston Bruins General Manager Peter Chiarelli announced today that the club has recalled forward Zach Hamill from the Providence Bruins (American Hockey League) on an emergency basis.

Hamill was recalled once previously this season 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 25 AHL games this season, Hamill tallied 7-7=14 totals, which ranks third on the P-Bruins in scoring. 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.