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B's Make Playoff Recalls from Providence

Tuesday, 04.12.2011 / 10:12 AM / Features
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B\'s Make Playoff Recalls from Providence
BOSTON, MA – Boston Bruins General Manager Peter Chiarelli announced today that the club has recalled 10 players from the Providence Bruins of the American Hockey League.

Goalies Michael Hutchinson and Anton Khudobin, forwards Jamie Arniel, Jordan Caron, Zach Hamill, Lane MacDermid, and Trent Whitfield, and defensemen Yury Alexandrov, Matt Bartkowski and Steven Kampfer all have been recalled from Providence. Bartkowski, Kampfer and Khudobin will report to Boston while the other players will remain in Providence to train with the P-Bruins coaching staff.

Yury Alexandrov appeared in 66 games this season for Providence with 6-13=19 totals. He signed an entry level contract with Boston on May 30, 2010 after being drafted by the Bruins in the second round (37th overall) of the 2006 NHL Entry Draft. He had played the previous five seasons for his hometown team, Severstal Cherepovets, of the Kontinental Hockey League in Russia.

Defenseman Matt Bartkowski made his NHL debut this season against the Pittsburgh Penguins on January 10. The 6’1”, 203-lb native of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania appeared in six NHL games this season, with no points and 6 PIM. The 22-year-old led P-Bruins defensemen in scoring with 5-18=23 totals in 69 games, and also had 42 PIM. He was acquired by the Bruins with Dennis Seidenberg in a March 2010 trade with the Florida Panthers in exchange for Byron Bitz, Craig Weller and Tampa Bay’s 2010 second-round pick (Alexander Petrovic). He was originally drafted by the Panthers in the seventh round (190th overall) of the 2008 NHL Entry Draft.

Steven Kampfer, a 5’11”, 197-lb defenseman Ann Arbor, Michigan, has appeared in 38 games this season with Boston. He has 5-5=10 totals with 12 PIM since his first NHL call-up on December 8, 2010. He was recently assigned to Providence on April 6.

In 22 AHL games with Providence, the 22-year-old Kampfer has 3-13=16 totals and 12 PIM. Originally drafted in the fourth round (93rd overall) of the 2007 NHL Entry Draft by the Anaheim Ducks, Kampfer was acquired by the Bruins in a March 2010 trade with the Ducks in exchange for a fourth round pick in the 2010 NHL Entry Draft (Justin Shugg). Before turning pro, Kampfer played four seasons at the University of Michigan, appearing in 147 games with 7-53=60 totals and 134 PIM.

Anton Khudobin, a 5’11”, 203-lb goaltender from of Ust-Kamenogorsk, Kazakhstan, appeared in 50 games for the AHL’s Houston Aeros and Providence Bruins, with a 28-16-2 record, a GAA of 2.52 and a .914 save percentage. The 24-year-old has played in four NHL games this season with Minnesota, having a record of 2-1-0, a 1.59 GAA and a save percentage of .940. He recorded his first career NHL shutout when he made 32 saves in a 4-0 win over the Vancouver Canucks on January 16, and he had two AHL shutouts this year.  

Originally drafted by the Minnesota Wild in the seventh round (206th overall) of the 2004 NHL Entry Draft, Khudobin has appeared in six career NHL games, all with Minnesota. He has a 4-1-0 record, a 1.39 GAA and a .955 save percentage with one shutout. He was acquired by the Bruins in a trade on February 28 with the Minnesota Wild, in exchange for Providence Bruins defenseman Jeff Penner and the restricted free agent (RFA) rights to forward Mikko Lehtonen.

Goaltender Michael Hutchinson has split his first professional season this year between the Providence Bruins and Reading Royals (ECHL). In Providence, where he finished the season, the 21-year-old appeared in 28 games earning a 13-10-1 record with 3.13 GAA and .904 SV%. In Reading, he appeared in 18 games with a 9-5-4 record, 2.86 GAA and .918 SV%. The 6’3”, 192-lb native of Barrie, Ontario was originally drafted by the Bruins in the third round (77th overall) of the 2008 NHL Entry Draft.

Jamie Arniel made his NHL debut on November 28, 2010 against the Atlanta Thrashers before being sent back to Providence on November 29. That has been the 21-year-old forward’s only NHL appearance, and he has yet to record his first NHL point. The 5’11”, 193-lb native of Kingston, Ontario led the P-Bruins in scoring this year with 23-27=50 totals and 26 PIM in 78 games. He was originally drafted by the Bruins in the fourth round (97th overall) of the 2008 NHL Entry Draft.

Jordan Caron began this season with the Boston Bruins before being sent to Providence on December 6. In 23 NHL games, the 20-year-old forward has 3-4=7 totals and 6 PIM. The 6’2”, 202-lb native of Sayabec, Quebec scored his first NHL goal against the New Jersey Devils on October 16, a 4-1 Boston win. In 47 AHL games this season, Caron had 12-16=28 totals and 16 PIM. He was originally drafted by the Bruins in the first round (25th overall) of the 2009 NHL Entry Draft.

Zach Hamill led the P-Bruins in assists this season with 34. The 22-year-old forward three games with Boston after being recalled on February 4, and notched an assist before being assigned to Providence on February 13. The 5’11”, 180-lb native of Vancouver, British Columbia played in 68 AHL games this season with 9-34=43 totals and 66 PIM. He was originally drafted by the Bruins in the first round (8th overall) of the 2007 NHL Entry Draft.

Lane MacDermid appeared in 78 games for Providence this season, with 7-12=19 totals and 158 PIM. The 20-year-old forward’s 20 fighting majors were second on the P-Bruins, behind only Nathan McIver (26). The 6’3”, 211-lb native of Hartford, Connecticut has yet to make his NHL debut. He was originally drafted by the Bruins in the fourth round (112th overall) of the 2009 NHL Entry Draft.

Trent Whitfield was the AHL Player of the Month for March, accumulating 12-10=22 totals in 13 games. On the season, the forward appeared in 45 games with 18-18=36 totals and 42 PIM. The 33-year-old has appeared in 714 career AHL games, with 231-336=567 totals and 507 PIM. He has appeared in 193 career NHL games with the Washington Capitals, St. Louis Blues, New York Rangers and Boston Bruins with 11-18=29 totals and 104 PIM. The 5’11”, 204-lb native of Alameda, Saskatchewan was signed by the Bruins as a free agent in July 2009, and was originally drafted by the Bruins in the fourth round (100th overall) of the 1996 NHL Entry Draft. 

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