BOSTON, MA - Boston Bruins General Manager Don Sweeney announced today, March 7, that the team has recalled forward Austin Czarnik from the Providence Bruins of the American Hockey League (AHL).
Czarnik, 24, has skated in 47 games with Boston in 2016-17, posting five goals and eight assists for 13 points. He has also skated in seven games with Providence this season, posting two goals and six assists for eight points.
He appeared in 68 games with Providence in 2015-16, tallying 20 goals and 41 assists for 61 points with a plus-17 rating. The 5-foot-9, 167-pound forward ranked 7th in the AHL in points and 11th in assists in his rookie season with Providence.
Prior to joining Providence, Czarnik finished up his senior season at Miami University (Ohio) in 2014-15, appearing in 40 games while registering nine goals (tied for fifth on the team) and 36 assists (led the team) for 45 points (led the team) with a plus-five rating. The forward led the Redhawks the previous three seasons (2012-14) in both assists and points. At the collegiate level with the Redhawks, he competed in 159 games and racked up 46 goals and 123 assists for 169 points (1.06 points per game average). Czarnik was named a Hobey Baker finalist in 2012-13 and served as team captain for his junior and senior campaigns.
The Washington, Michigan native originally signed an entry-level contract with the Bruins on April 1, 2015.