Boston, MA - Boston Bruins General Manager Don Sweeney announced today, December 31, that the club has recalled Alexander Khokhlachev from Providence (American Hockey League). Khokhlachev will join Boston for Thursday’s practice at Gillette Stadium. Sweeney also announced that the team has assigned defenseman Colin Miller to Providence.
Khokhlachev was last recalled by Boston on December 16 and has skated in four games with the Bruins this season. In total, Khokhlachev has appeared in eight games for Boston from 2014 to 2015, including his NHL debut on April 13, 2014 against the Devils in New Jersey.
The 22-year-old has skated in 22 games for Providence thus far this season, registering nine goals (tied for third on the team) and 16 assists (second on the team) for 25 points (second on the team).
At the AHL level, Khokhlachev has appeared in 159 career games, accruing 47-81=128 totals.
The 5’10”, 181-pound native of Moscow, Russia was drafted by the Bruins in the second round (40th overall) of the 2011 NHL Entry Draft.
2015-16 marks Miller's first season at the NHL level and he has skated in 28 games for Boston with 2-10=12 totals. The 23-year-old native of Sault-Ste Marie, Ontario was drafted by the Los Angeles Kings in the fifth round (151st overall) of the 2012 NHL Entry Draft. He was acquired by Boston with Martin Jones and the 13th overall pick in the 2015 NHL Entry Draft from Los Angeles in exchange for Milan Lucic on June 27, 2015.
TRANSACTION: Boston Bruins recall forward Alex Khokhlachev from Providence and assign Colin Miller to Providence.