Button and Cantin Reassigned to Reading

Providence, RI - The Providence Bruins, in their 20th season in the American Hockey League, today announced that the Boston Bruins have reassigned defensemen Ryan Button and Marc Cantin to the Reading Royals of the ECHL.

Button, 20, has registered one assist in 12 games for Providence this season. A native of Edmonton, AB, Button joined the P-Bruins for seven games at the end of last season and tallied on assist. Boston's third round pick in the 2009 NHL Entry Draft, the rookie blue liner spent four years in the Western Hockey League, including three with the Prince Albert Raiders before a mid-season trade brought him to the Seattle Thunderbirds last season. In 2008-09 with Prince Albert, Button scored a career-high 32 assists and 37 points in 70 regular season games.

Cantin, 21, has gone scoreless in 14 games for Providence this season. The Omemee, ON native 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 (12-12-3-3, 30 PTS) are currently in third 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. Button and Cantin join former P-Bruins Yannick Riendeau, Rob Kwiet, Olivier Labelle, Marvin Degon and Karel St. Laurent.

The P-Bruins have two games remaining in their four-game road trip with bouts against Springfield and Manchester left on the 2011 docket. The P-Bruins return to The Dunk on Friday, January 6 for a 7:05 p.m. face off with Portland for Kids T-Shirt Night, which are free to the firs 1,000 kids 12 and under. 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.