BUTTON RETURNED TO P-BRUINS

Rookie Tallied First Pro Goal in Latest Trip to Reading

Providence, RI
- The Providence Bruins, in their 20th season in the American Hockey League, today announced that the Boston Bruins have assigned defenseman Ryan Button to the Providence Bruins from the Reading Royals of the ECHL.

Button, 20, was assigned to Reading on December 30 and tallied a goal, his first professional, and two assists, in four games for the Royals. 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.

The Royals (14-14-3-3, 34 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, Button joined former P-Bruins Yannick Riendeau, Rob Kwiet, Olivier Labelle, Marvin Degon and Karel St. Laurent.

The P-Bruins are back in action on Friday, January 13 versus the Worcester Sharks. The puck drops at 7:05 p.m. for "Kids T-Shirt Night," which are free to the first 1,000 kids 12 and under. The club is on the road the rest of the weekend, stopping in Bridgeport on Saturday and closing out the weekend in Springfield on Sunday. 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.