Providence Signs Former UMass-Lowell River Hawk

Providence, RI - The Providence Bruins, in their 20th season in the American Hockey League, announced today that the club has signed forward Bobby Robins to an AHL contract. Per club policy, the financial terms of the deal will not be disclosed.

Robins, 30, was signed to a professional tryout agreement on December 28. Since then, Robins has appeared in 15 games and registered 2-3=5 totals and 74 penalty minutes, including 10 fighting majors. Prior to joining the P-Bruins at the end of December, Robins skated in 28 games for the Chicago Express, tallying 15 points, and went scoreless in two games for the Abbotsford Heat.

The Peshtigo, Wisconsin native has seen time in multiple AHL and ECHL cities since turning pro in 2006 including Binghamton, Elmira, Rochester, Albany, Syracuse and Bakersfield. Robins jumped the pond in 2008, spending a season with the Belfast Giants, during which the team won the Challenge Cup. He spent 2009 with Jesenice of the Austrian Hockey League before returning to North America to play for the Bakersfield Condors (ECHL) where he spent a career-high 186 minutes in the sin bin.

Prior to turning pro, Robins spent four years at the University of Massachusetts-Lowell. The 6'1", 220-pound forward registered 69 points and 253 penalty minutes in 127 career games with the River Hawks.

The P-Bruins are in St. John's for a two-game series with the IceCaps Tuedsay and Wednesday. The club returns to Rhode Island on Friday, February 10 versus the Portland Pirates. The puck drops at 7:05 p.m. for "Sport Bottle Night," which are free to first 2,000 fans. The team has a rare Saturday off before closing out the weekend at The Dunk on Sunday in a 4:05 p.m. tilt with the Albany Devils for "Kids Cinch Bag Night," with bags free to the first 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.