Sign in with your NHL account:
  • Submit
  • Or
  • Sign in with Google
TD Bank
News

B's Sign Defenseman Shane Hnidy

Sign forward Kirk MacDonald to an NHL contract

Saturday, 02.26.2011 / 4:54 PM / News
Boston Bruins
X
Share with your Friends


B\'s Sign Defenseman Shane Hnidy
BOSTON, MA – Boston Bruins General Manager Peter Chiarelli announced today that the club has agreed to terms with free agent defenseman Shane Hnidy on a one-year contract. Per club policy, the financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. Hnidy is with the team in Vancouver, however he has not been cleared to play by the team’s medical staff due to a shoulder injury suffered during training camp with Phoenix. He had been with the Bruins on a tryout basis since Wednesday, February 23.

Chiarelli also announced that the club has signed Providence Bruin Kirk MacDonald to an NHL contract. MacDonald was previously on an AHL contract and will remain with Providence (AHL).

Hnidy has not played an NHL game this season and was in training camp with the Phoenix Coyotes this preseason. The 35-year-old has appeared in 547 NHL games, with 16-55=71 career totals and 631 PIM. He most recently played in the NHL in the 2009-10 season with the Minnesota Wild, where he registered 2-12=14 totals and 66 PIM in 70 games.

For two seasons (2007-08 and 2008-09), Hnidy skated in 108 regular season games for Boston, with 4-13=17 totals and 86 PIM. He also appeared in 14 playoff contests with the Bruins over his two seasons, with 2-1=3 totals. The Bruins originally acquired Hnidy on January 2, 2008 from the Anaheim Ducks with a 6th-round draft pick (Nicholas Tremblay) for Brandon Bochenski.

Hnidy, a 6’2”, 204-lb native of Neepawa, Manitoba, was originally drafted by the Buffalo Sabres in the 7th round (173rd overall) of the 1994 NHL Entry Draft. In addition to Boston, Minnesota and Anaheim, he has also played for the Ottawa Senators, Nashville Predators, and Atlanta Thrashers. He played his junior hockey in the Western Hockey League, spending a total of five seasons with the Swift Current Broncos and Prince Albert Raiders. In the WHL, he amassed 327 games played, 31-122=153 totals and 498 PIM.

MacDonald, who has yet to make his NHL debut, has 12-15=27 totals and 31 PIM in 60 games this season for Providence (AHL). In 177 career AHL games, MacDonald has 32-29=61 totals and 107 PIM.

A 6’2”, 199-lb native of Victoria, British Columbia, MacDonald was originally obtained by the Providence Bruins when he signed a professional tryout agreement on February 22, 2009. He went undrafted after playing four seasons at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (ECAC), where he had 47-56=103 totals and 144 PIM in 137 career games from 2002-2007.
Coors Light - To the Black, The Gold, and The Cold

SCHEDULE

HOME
AWAY
PROMOTIONAL

STANDINGS

ATLANTIC DIVISION
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 MTL 63 41 17 5 171 139 87
2 TBL 65 39 20 6 213 171 84
3 DET 61 35 15 11 180 159 81
4 BOS 62 31 22 9 165 161 71
5 FLA 64 28 23 13 156 181 69
6 OTT 61 27 23 11 173 166 65
7 TOR 64 26 33 5 173 195 57
8 BUF 64 19 40 5 123 215 43

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
P. Bergeron 61 18 26 4 44
L. Eriksson 61 14 21 2 35
R. Smith 62 12 23 11 35
B. Marchand 57 18 16 8 34
M. Lucic 61 13 21 11 34
D. Hamilton 62 10 24 0 34
C. Soderberg 62 10 24 6 34
T. Krug 58 11 20 6 31
D. Krejci 38 7 19 7 26
C. Kelly 60 7 19 8 26
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
T. Rask 25 16 9 .920 2.34
N. Svedberg 6 5 0 .917 2.39
Hallmark Health System
BRUINS FAN POLL
 
Friendly's - Official Family Restaurant and Ice Cream of the Boston Bruins
Jack Links
NHL Ticket Exchange
Dunkin' Donuts Ultimate Bruins Experience Sweepstakes   AMI Graphics   Geico - Aim for savings

Click the instant ticket and enter to win Second Chance Drawings