BOSTON, MA – Boston Bruins General Manager Don Sweeney announced today, February 5, that the team has assigned forward Joonas Kemppainen to Providence. Kemppainen will play for the P-Bruins in Friday’s game against Albany.
Kemppainen, 27, is currently in the midst of his first NHL season and has appeared in 35 games with Boston, tallying one goal and two assists for three points.
Last season, the 6’3”, 223-pound forward played in 59 games for Oulun Kärpät in the Finnish Elite League, recording 11 goals and 21 assists with a plus-15 rating. In 19 playoff games for Kärpät last year, he tallied 10 goals and 14 assists for 24 points with a plus-14 rating.
During his nine seasons in Finland, Kemppainen totaled 62 goals and 99 assists for 161 points in 464 regular season games with a combined plus-41 rating. In 65 postseason appearances in the Finnish Elite League, he accrued 13 goals and 20 assists for 33 points with a plus-19 rating.