BOSTON, MA - Boston Bruins General Manager Peter Chiarelli announced today, February 27, that the club has recalled goaltender Jeremy Smith from Providence on an emergency basis. Smith will join the Boston club on Friday in New Jersey and will be eligible for their game against the Devils on Friday night.
Although he has dressed as an NHL backup for both Nashville and Columbus in previous emergency recalls for both teams, Smith is looking to play his first NHL game.
Smith has played in 26 games for Providence this season accruing a 14-8-4 record, 2.08 goals against average (sixth in the AHL) and a .931 save percentage (fourth in the AHL).
At the American Hockey League level, Smith has a record of 101-68-15 in 184 games, recording a career 2.32 goals against average and .915 save percentage.
Smith, 25, is in his first season in the Bruins organization after signing with the team as a free agent on July 2, 2014.
He played four seasons in the Predators organization from 2009-13 before signing with Columbus as a free agent on July 5, 2013. He played one season in the Blue Jackets organization with their AHL affiliate in Springfield.
The 6-0, 173 lb. native of Detroit, Michigan was drafted by Nashville in the second round (54th overall) in the 2007 NHL Entry Draft.
TRANSACTION: Boston Bruins recall Jeremy Smith from the Providence Bruins on an emergency basis.