Providence Bruins

Oct 26, 2017



Providence, RI – After sweeping their first “three-in-three” stretch this season, placing them first in the Eastern Conference, the Providence Bruins made a series of changes to the roster.  Two players, Rob O’Gara and Zane McIntyre, returned on loan from Boston, Dan Vladar was reassigned by Boston to Atlanta and Danton Heinen was recalled from loan by Boston.

O’Gara returned to the Providence Bruins after playing in one game for Boston against the Buffalo Sabres on October 21. The 24-year-old has had two assists this season with Providence, one against Springfield and the other this past Sunday against the Laval Rocket. Before the 2017-18 season, O’Gara had played in 64 regular season games for the P-Bruins and appeared in three games for Providence in the 2017 Calder Cup Playoffs. He has recorded 5 goals and 11 assists in the AHL for a total of 16 points.

McIntyre also returned to Providence this week after serving as the backup for Boston when Tuukka Rask suffered an injury. McIntyre has added 103 saves to his AHL career this year, bringing his total to 1601. The 25-year-old goaltender has three wins and one loss this season in four games, adding to his previous 62 games played in the AHL. In addition to those 62 games, he played 16 games in the 2017 Calder Cup Playoffs, collecting a total of 386 saves. The previous season, he appeared in 8 games for Boston for a total of 333 minutes.

Vladar, the 20-year-old goaltender, was brought up from the Atlanta Gladiators and played in his first regular season game for Providence last Saturday. Vladar helped Providence come out on top after a shootout, collecting 25 saves in a 3-2 victory against the Senators. However, with the return of McIntyre, Vladar was reassigned by Boston to Atlanta. Last year, Vladar played in eight regular season games for Providence, accumulating 390 minutes and 197 saves.

Along with Vladar, center Heinen is off the Providence roster due to a recall by Boston. The 22-year-old has played in four games this season for Providence, collecting a goal and seven assists. That one goal and three of the assists occurred this past Friday while on the road finishing off the three-game win against the Thunderbirds. Heinen has played in 64 games during regular season for Providence with a total of 44 points. He appeared in four games during his first season with the Providence Bruins and collected two assists. Heinen played in 17 games during the 2017 Calder Cup scoring 9 goals and 9 assists for a total of 18 points.

Providence will play two away games this weekend, a 7:05pm Faceoff Friday night at the Binghamton Devils, and a Saturday night faceoff against the Hershey Bears at 7:00pm.

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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 25 years, the Boston/Providence affiliation is one of the longest and most successful player development partnerships in professional hockey history.

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