BOSTON -- Boston Bruins General Manager Peter Chiarelli announced today that the club has acquired goaltender Philippe Sauve from the Phoenix Coyotes in exchange for center Tyler Redenbach. Sauve was assigned to the Bruins’ American Hockey League affiliate in Providence.
Sauve, 26, has played with the Coyotes’ AHL affiliate in San Antonio this season with a 4-5-0 record and 3.80 goals-against average in ten games.
The 6’0”, 190 lb. native of Buffalo, New York is in his seventh professional season and Boston is his fourth NHL organization. He was drafted as Colorado’s sixth pick, 38th overall, in the 1998 NHL Entry Draft and played his first four seasons in the Avalanche organization with both Colorado and Hershey (AHL).
After playing the 2004-05 season in Mississippi (ECHL), Sauve played his first full NHL season in 2005-06 with Calgary and Phoenix. During that time he had a 3-7-0 record to go along with a 3.97 goals against average in 13 combined games.
Redenbach, 22, was in his second season in the Bruins organization since signing with Boston as a free agent in September, 2005. The native of Kamloops, British Columbia was originally drafted by Phoenix as their first pick, 77th overall, in the 2003 NHL Entry Draft, but did not sign with the Coyotes. Redenbach has yet to play an NHL game and in 13 games with the AHL Bruins this season, he tallied five assists.
The Boston Bruins are back in action on Wednesday when they square off with the Capitals in Washington, D.C. at 7:00 p.m. The game can be seen live on NESN and heard on WBZ 1030 AM. The Bruins return home to the TD Banknorth Garden a day later when they host the Toronto Maple Leafs at 7:00 p.m.
Tickets are available for all home games online by clicking here
, at the TD Banknorth Garden Box Office, or by phone at 617.624.BEAR. Through Thanksgiving, all children 12 years old and under will be admitted free with the purchase of a ticket for select seats.