Boston, MA - Boston Bruins General Manager Peter Chiarelli announced today that the team has assigned forward Pascal Pelletier to the Providence Bruins (American Hockey League).
Pelletier made his NHL debut on January 17, in a 3-2 shootout loss to the Toronto Maple Leafs at the TD Banknorth Garden. In total, he played six games for Boston registering zero points.
In AHL action this season, Pelletier has contributed 24 goals, 24 assists and a +17 plus/minus rating in 40 games played in Providence. Prior to being recalled by Boston, Pelletier led the AHL in goals (24) and ranked fourth in the league in points (48). He was also named a starter for the Canadian team in the 2008 AHL All-Star Game, but did not participate in the event as he was still on the Bruins roster at the time of the game.
The 24-year-old native of Quebec City was signed by Boston as a free agent on July 28, 2006. He has played in 173 games for the Providence Bruins over the last three seasons, registering 58 goals and 135 assists. Before joining Providence midway through their 2005-2006 campaign on December 16, 2005, he played professionally with the Gwinnett Gladiators and Louisiana IceGators of the ECHL during the 2003-2004, 2004-2005 and 2005-2006 seasons.
The Boston Bruins return to action tomorrow night when they host the Detroit Red Wings at 7:00 p.m. ET at the TD Banknorth Garden.