P-BRUINS ANNOUNCE ROSTER MOVES
Cantin Returns from Reading; Sheen Released from PTO
Providence, RI - The Providence Bruins, in their 20th season in the American Hockey League, today announced that the Boston Bruins have reassigned defenseman Marc Cantin to the P-Bruins from the Reading Royals of the ECHL. In a separate transaction, forward Everett Sheen has been released from his Professional Tryout Agreement.
Cantin, 21, registered an assist in two contests with the Royals after being reassigned on December 30. The defenseman, who has gone scoreless in 14 games for Providence this season, has a 1+1=2 totals in six contests with the Royals 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 (13-13-3-3, 32 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. In Reading, Cantin joined former P-Bruins Yannick Riendeau, Rob Kwiet, Olivier Labelle, Marvin Degon and Karel St. Laurent.
Sheen went scoreless in four games for the P-Bruins since being signed to a Professional Tryout Agreement on December 15. A native of Lethbridge, AB, Sheen made his professional debut with the Reading Royals (ECHL) on October 15. In 19 games with the Royals this season, the forward has recorded 2+3=5 totals and eight penalty minutes.
The forward is a four-year product of the College of the Holy Cross. As the captain in 2010-11, Sheen recorded a career-high and 17 goals and 18 assists for 35 points. The 6'0", 185 lb. forward's 35 points as a senior ranked second among the Crusaders. The 25-year-old finished his collegiate career with 104 points on 52 goals and 52 assists.
This past September, Sheen participated in the Providence Bruins training camp on a tryout basis.
The P-Bruins open their 2012 docket at The Dunk this Friday in a 7:05 p.m. tilt with the Portland Pirates for "Kids T-Shirt Night." T-shirts are free to the first 1,000 kids 12 and under. The club meets Route 146 rival, the Worcester Sharks Saturday at the DCU Center before returning to Providence on Sunday to face off with the Bridgeport Sound Tigers for "Kids Thundersticks Night." 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.