BOSTON, MA - Boston Bruins General Manager Don Sweeney announced today, March 31, that the team has assigned forward Austin Czarnik to Providence. Czarnik was recalled to Boston on an emergency basis on Wednesday, March 30.
Czarnik has skated in 59 games with Providence in 2015-16, tallying 15 goals and 37 assists for 52 points with a plus-13 rating. The 5’9”, 167-pound forward ranks 10th in the AHL in assists and 17th in points in his rookie season with the P-Bruins.
Prior to joining Providence, Czarnik finished up his senior season at Miami University (Ohio) in 2014-15, appearing in 40 games while registering nine goals (tied for fifth on the team) and 36 assists (led the team) for 45 points (led the team) with a plus-five rating. The forward led the Redhawks the previous three seasons (2012-14) in both assists and points.
At the collegiate level with the Redhawks, the 23-year-old competed in 159 games and racked up 46 goals and 123 assists for 169 points (1.06 points per game average). Czarnik was named a Hobey Baker finalist in 2012-13 and served as team captain for his junior and senior campaigns.
The Washington, Michigan native signed an entry-level contract with the Bruins on March 31, 2015.