Boston Bruins Shuffle Goalie Prospects
Providence, RI - The Providence Bruins, entering their 19th season in the American Hockey League, today announced that the National Hockey League's Boston Bruins have reassigned goaltender Matt Dalton from Providence to the Reading Royals of the ECHL. In a related move, Boston has also reassigned goalie Adam Courchaine from Reading to the ECHL's Alaska Aces.
Dalton, 24, saw his only action of the year in Providence's opening night contest with the Springfield Falcons. The second-year pro worked the first two periods of the game, stopping 12 of 16 shots in a 5-1 P-Bruins loss. He leaves Providence with a 6.00 goals-against-average and .750 save percentage.
Reading will be familiar territory for the goaltender after backstopping the Royals to the American Conference Finals as a rookie in 2009-10. Dalton was named Reading's Most Valuable Player, Rookie of the Year and Fan's Choice after finishing the regular season with a 22-20-4 record, one shutout, a 3.47 GAA and .906 save percentage in 46 outings. He added a 10-6 mark in the postseason, along with a 3.02 GAA and .914 save percentage. Dalton also went 0-4-1 with a 3.26 GAA and .904 save percentage in six games for Providence as a first-year pro following two seasons with the Bemidji State University Beavers. The Clinton, Ontario, native was signed by Boston to an entry-level contract on April 22, 2009.
Courchaine, 21, moves from Reading to Alaska after appearing in one game for the Royals, a 6-4 loss to the Trenton Devils on October 17. The first-year net-minder got the start and surrendered four goals on nine shots in just 12:47 of work. He leaves Pennsylvania with an 18.77 GAA and .556 save percentage. Courchaine split the 2009-10 campaign between the Erie Ottersand Sarnia Sting of the Ontario Hockey League, going 20-24-1 with a 3.24 GAA and .906 save percentage in 48 games. The Kanata, Ontario, native also went 0-2 in the postseason with a 4.50 GAA and .886 save percentage. Courchaine was signed to an entry-level contract by Boston on September 30, 2007.
The P-Bruins' roster is now comprised of 23 players, including 14 forwards, seven defensemen and two goaltenders.
Providence gets back into action next weekend on the road on Saturday, October 23 at 7 p.m. against the Worcester Sharks. The P-Bruins return home to the Dunkin' Donuts Center on Friday, October 29 for Pink in the Rink Night against the Albany Devils at 7:05 p.m.
P-Bruins ticket packages and individual game tickets are on sale now for the 2010-11 season. To purchase tickets or for more information, call the P-Bruins ticket office at (401) 273-5000 or log on to the team website at www.providencebruins.com.
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