Boston, MA - Boston Bruins General Manager Peter Chiarelli announced today, Friday, April 3, that the club has assigned defenseman Joe Morrow to Providence. Morrow joined Boston on an emergency basis on Thursday, April 2 in Detroit but did not play in the game against the Red Wings.
Morrow has appeared in 15 games for Boston this season, making his NHL debut on October 30, 2014 against the Sabres in Buffalo. The 22-year-old blueliner notched his first NHL goal on November 24, 2014 against the Pittsburgh Penguins in Boston. In his 15 NHL games he has the one goal and a plus-three rating.
The defenseman has skated in 27 games with Providence this season, recording three goals and five assists. Last season, Morrow played in 56 regular season games for the P-Bruins, racking up 6-23=29 totals, and played in 10 postseason games, recording two goals and five assists. In total, Morrow has competed in 149 AHL games - 57 with the Wilkes-Barre Scranton Penguins, nine with the Texas Stars and 83 with the Providence Bruins - and has accrued 14 goals and 42 assists for 56 points during that span.
The 6'1", 206 lb. native of Edmonton, AB was drafted by the Pittsburgh Penguins in the first round (23rd overall) of the 2011 NHL Entry Draft. He was acquired by the Bruins along with Loui Eriksson, Matt Fraser and Reilly Smith from the Dallas Stars in exchange for Tyler Seguin, Rich Peverley and Ryan Button on July 4, 2013.