Providence Bruins

Jan 4, 2017


Providence, RI – The Providence Bruins announced today that the team has signed defenseman Taylor Doherty to a professional tryout agreement. Doherty signed the deal yesterday and was added to the roster today. He has spent the 2016-17 season thus far with Orlando, scoring two goals and nine assists for 11 points in 20 games with the Solar Bears. He leads the team with 49 PIM and is first among Orlando defensemen with a +13 rating.

The 25-year old spent this year’s training camp with the Toronto organization before being sent to Orlando. He spent all of last year with their organization between the AHL Toronto Marlies and ECHL Rapid City Rush. Doherty spent the majority of his time with Rapid City, leading all Rush defensemen in scoring with eight goals and 24 points in 56 games. His first taste of AHL action came with Worcester as the Cambridge, ON native spent five years with the Sharks from 2011-15. He earned his first NHL recall January 21, 2014, though did not appear in any games for San Jose and was returned to the AHL five days later.

Doherty was originally drafted by the San Jose Sharks in the second round (57 overall) of the 2009 NHL Entry Draft. He signed a three-year entry-level contract with the Sharks June 1, 2010. Prior to getting drafted he spent four seasons in the OHL from 2007-11, playing 263 games for the Kingston Frontenacs registering 38 goals and 99 assists for 137 points. Doherty was named captain of the Frontenacs in his final season with them in 2011. He was a member of Team Canada that won gold at the 2008 Ivan Hlinka Memorial Tournament as well as a member of Team Ontario that won gold at the 2008 Under-17 World Hockey Challenge.

The first chance for Doherty to suit up for his P-Bruins debut will be Friday, January 6 as Providence hosts Springfield for a 7:05 pm faceoff at the Dunkin’ Donuts Center.

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The Providence Bruins are the American Hockey League affiliate of the NHL’s Boston Bruins, playing their home games at the Dunkin’ Donuts Center in Providence, RI. Spanning more than 20 years, the Boston/Providence affiliation is one of the longest and most successful player development partnerships in professional hockey history.

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