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Bruins' Hilbert named an AHL All-Star

April 7, 2005 - American Hockey League (AHL) - Providence Bruins News Release

The Providence Bruins announced today that left wing Andy Hilbert has been named an AHL Second –Team All-Star. The honor was determined in voting by AHL players and media, and marked the first time in Hilbert’s four-year career that he has been selected a post-season All-Star. He was named to the AHL All-Rookie Team at the end of the 2001-02 season.

Hilbert, a 24-year-old native of Howell, Michigan is enjoying his finest season. He has established new career-highs in goals (37), assists (41) and points (78), while being tied for second in the AHL in goals and ranking sixth in points. He also leads the Bruins with a +15 rating and is one of only two Bruins to have played in all 74 games.

Now playing in his fourth season out of the University of Michigan, Hilbert has virtually re-written the P-Bruins’ franchise record book this year. He has set new franchise career records in goals (101), assists (108), points (209) and power play goals (37). He has also tied the career mark for game-winning goals (13) and ranks second in shorthanded goals (8). Hilbert currently ranks sixth all-time with 229 games played as a Bruin. His 37 goals this season represent the third-highest total in franchise history, behind only Tim Sweeney (41; 1992-93) and Jim Vesey (38; 1992-93). His 78 points are the most in a season by a Bruin since Randy Robitaille posted 102 in 1998-99.

Hilbert played in this season’s AHL All-Star Classic, the third appearance of his career. He scored a goal in the All-Star Game, as well as the PlanetUSA Team’s game-winner in the shootout, and has 4-2-6 totals in his three All-Star Games. Hilbert won the Shooting Accuracy Event at the All-Star Skills Competition, recording the first-ever perfect score of four targets hit on four shots.

Hilbert was the Boston Bruins’ third pick (second round), 37th overall, in the 2000 NHL Entry Draft. He has 3-3-6 totals and 18 PIM in 38 career games with Boston.

The Bruins return to action on Friday, April 8 at 7:05 p.m., when they host the Lowell Lock Monsters. They also host the Hartford Wolf Pack on Sunday, April 10 at 4:05 p.m. Following Sunday’s game, Hilbert, Patrice Bergeron, Ben Guite and Jay Leach will be available for autographs on the Dunkin’ Donuts Center concourse. This autograph session is free of charge.

Both of this weekend’s games will be “McDonald’s Family 4-Pack” nights, with fans being able to purchase four tickets and four McDonald’s Extra Value Meals, for just $48. “McDonald’s Family 4-Packs” can be only be purchased by calling the Bruins at (401) 273-5000, or by logging on to www.providencebruins.com. “McDonald’s Family 4-Packs” are not sold on game days.

Tickets for Friday and Sunday, as well as all the remaining regular season Providence Bruins games, are available online at www.providencebruins.com, all TicketMaster outlets (401-331-2211 or 508/617-931-2000) and the Dunkin’ Donuts Center Providence box office. Information on season ticket plans can be obtained by calling the P-Bruins ticket office at (401) 273-5000 or by logging on to the team website.


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