BOSTON, MA - Boston Bruins General Manager Don Sweeney announced today, April 5, that the team has recalled defenseman Colin Miller from Providence and assigned forward Seth Griffith to Providence. Miller is expected to join the Bruins prior to the team’s game vs. Carolina Tuesday night.
Miller is in the midst of his first NHL season and has skated in 39 games with the Bruins in 2015-16, recording three goals and 12 assists for 15 points with 32 penalty minutes and a plus-two rating. The 23-year-old blueliner ranks seventh among rookie defenseman this season in points.
Miller has also appeared in 19 games with Providence in 2015-16, scoring four goals and adding eight assists for 12 points with 16 penalty minutes and a plus-three rating. Prior to joining the Bruins, the 6’1”, 196-pound defenseman played in 135 games with the Manchester Monarchs of the American Hockey League (AHL), tallying 24 goals and 45 assists for 69 points with 117 penalty minutes and a plus-16 rating. Miller helped the Monarchs capture the Calder Cup in 2014-15, as he scored two goals and added eight assists for 10 points in 19 playoff games.
The Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario native was acquired by the Bruins, along with goaltender Martin Jones and a 2015 first-round pick, in a trade with Los Angeles in exchange for forward Milan Lucic on June 26, 2015. He was originally selected by Los Angeles in the fifth round (151st overall) of the 2012 NHL Entry Draft.
Griffith has appeared in two games with the Bruins since being recalled from Providence on March 30. In total, the 23-year-old has skated in 34 games with the Boston Bruins over two seasons from 2014-16, totaling six goals and five assists for 11 points.
Griffith has played in 51 games with Providence in 2015-16, recording 22 goals and 45 assists for 67 points with 32 penalty minutes and a plus-12 rating. The 23-year-old forward is tied for the league lead in assists and is tied for second in the AHL in points this season. In 2014-15, he skated in 39 games, tallying 12 goals and 19 assists for 31 points, and in his first season with the P-Bruins in 2013-14, the 5’9”, 191-pound forward posted 20 goals and 30 assists for 50 points in 69 games.
The Wallaceburg, Ontario native was originally drafted by the Bruins in the fifth round (131st overall) of the 2012 NHL Entry Draft.