The Boston Bruins have recalled left wing Eric Healey from their American Hockey League affiliate in Providence, it was announced today by Bruins General Manager Mike O'Connell. Healey, who will wear number 40, is expected in uniform today when the Bruins host the Philadelphia Flyers in a 12:00 noon game.
Healey, 30, is in his eighth professional season and is expected to play his first NHL game today. He played four seasons of college hockey at R.P.I. with 82-86=168 totals in 143 career college games, earning ECAC All-Star honors and Second Team All-American honors in both 1996-97 and 1997-98. The 6’0”, 202 lb. native of Hull, Massachusetts was not drafted by an NHL team, signing as a free agent with Calgary in September, 1998. He played six professional seasons at the AHL, IHL and ECHL levels in the Calgary, Phoenix and Atlanta organizations before spending the 2004-05 season in Germany with Mannheim.
Healey signed as a free agent with Boston on August 15, 2005. He has spent this season to date with ProvidenceAHL, leading that team in scoring with seven goals and 11 assists for 18 points with ten penalty minutes in 14 games.