BOSTON, MA – Boston Bruins General Manager Peter Chiarelli announced today that the club has recalled forward Josh Hennessy from the Providence Bruins (American Hockey League). Hennessy is expected to join the club for Tuesday’s morning skate, held at the TD Garden at 10:30 a.m. and for Tuesday’s home game against the New York Rangers at 7:00 p.m.
With the Providence Bruins this season, Hennessy has 15 goals and 15 assists in 49 games. As of February 13th, he leads the team in goals scored (15) and ranks second in overall points (30).
This marks Hennessy’s first recall to Boston. He played last season with HC Lugano in Switzerland where he had nine goals and 19 points in 36 games, tying for fourth place in the club’s scoring race.
Hennessy was drafted by San Jose in the second round (43rd overall) of the 2003 NHL Entry Draft. After spending time in the San Jose, Chicago and Ottawa organizations, he was signed by Boston as a free agent on July 5, 2011.
His last NHL game played was with the Ottawa Senators on December 21st, 2009 against Boston. In 20 career NHL games – all with Ottawa – he has one goal, which was scored on January 7th, 2007 in Ottawa’s contest against Philadelphia.
A native of Rockland, MA, the 27-year-old Hennessy played one season of high school hockey at Milton Academy before going to the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League for four seasons before he was drafted.
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