Boston Bruins Assign Jeff Hoggan, Petr Kalus and Nate Thompson
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BOSTON, MA - Boston Bruins General Manager Peter Chiarelli announced today that the club has assigned left winger Jeff Hoggan, right winger Petr Kalus and center Nate Thompson to the Providence Bruins of the American Hockey League (AHL).
Hoggan, a 29-year old first year Bruin, has split the 2006-2007 season between Boston and Providence. This season he has played in 46 games for Boston and tallied two assists. He has also played in 19 games for Providence, notching four goals and seven assists.
Last year, in his first full NHL season, Hoggan played 52 games for St. Louis scoring two goals and recording six assists.
Kalus, 19-years old from Ostrava, Czech Republic, was Boston’s second pick (39th overall) in the 2005 NHL Entry Draft. After being called up on March 23, Kalus made his Bruins and NHL debut in the club’s 2-1 shootout loss to the Rangers on March 24. In nine appearances with the Bruins, Kalus recorded four goals and one assist.
Before being recalled by Boston, Kalus was in his first AHL season, appearing in 40 games for the Providence Bruins, tallying 13 goals and 17 assists.
Thompson, who played in the Bruins 6-3 loss to Ottawa on Saturday, April 7, is in his third year with the Bruins organization. Thompson played four games with Boston this season after making NHL debut on October 21, 2006 against Buffalo.
Thompson has spent the bulk of the season in the AHL, playing 65 games for the Providence Bruins, scoring eight goals and registering 14 assists. Last season, Thompson played in 74 games for Providence, scoring eight goals and tallying 10 assists.