The Boston Bruins have recalled defenseman Matt Lashoff from their AHL affiliate in Providence, it was announced today by Bruins General Manager Peter Chiarelli. This is the first recall to Boston of Lashoff’s pro career and he will play his first NHL game tomorrow night when the Bruins host the Montreal Canadiens in a 7:00 p.m. game at TD Banknorth Garden.
Lashoff, 20, is in his first full professional season after playing three years of junior hockey in Kitchener of the Ontario Hockey League where he had 16-77-93 totals with 284 penalty minutes in 162 career junior games. The 6’2”, 205 lb. native of East Greenbush, New York was drafted by the Bruins as their first pick, 22nd overall, in the 2005 NHL Entry Draft and signed an AHL contract with Providence in March, 2006 at the conclusion of his junior season. He had 1-1=2 totals in seven regular season games and played six scoreless playoff games with the AHL Bruins at the end of last season.
Lashoff was assigned to Providence from Boston’s 2006 training camp on September 25th. He has one goal and one assist for two points with eight penalty minutes in five AHL Bruins games this year.