BOSTON, MA - Boston Bruins General Manager Peter Chiarelli announced today that the club has recalled center Ben Walter from the Providence Bruins of the American Hockey League (AHL) on an emergency basis. Walter will be at the Bruins’ morning skate today, and will be with the team for their game tonight against the Washington Capitals.
Walter, 22-years old from Beaconsfield, Quebec, was drafted by Boston with their fifth pick (160th overall) in the 2004 NHL Entry Draft. He made his NHL debut on January 12, 2006 in a 6-0 Bruins loss to the Los Angeles Kings. In total, Walter played in six games for the Bruins last season, and has not played for Boston this season.
This year in Providence, Walter has played in 62 games, scored 22 goals and registered 34 assists. Prior to turning professional, Walter spent three seasons playing for UMASS-Lowell.
The Bruins return to the TD Banknorth Garden tonight when they host the Washington Capitals at 7:00 p.m. ET. Tonight, like every Thursday night game, is a Student Night. All high school and college students are eligible for one half-price ticket in the $45.50 and $55.00 price range with a valid student ID.
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