BOSTON, MA – Boston Bruins General Manager Peter Chiarelli announced today, Monday, December 16, that the club has recalled forward Craig Cunningham from Providence on an emergency basis. Cunningham joined the Bruins on Monday for their practice at Ristuccia Arena.
Cunningham has skated in 27 games this season with Providence, notching nine goals (third on the team) and five assists for 14 points.
The winger has skated in a total of 178 games with the Providence Bruins from 2010-13, accruing 54 goals and 42 assists for 96 points. Prior to joining the P-Bruins, the 23-year-old played in total of 330 games in the WHL (Western Hockey League) between his time with Vancouver Giants (2006-11) and the Portland Winterhawks (2010-11). At the WHL level, the forward racked up 103 goals and 161 assists with a plus-50 rating.
This marks Cunningham’s first NHL recall.
The 5’10’’, 184-pound native of Trail, British Columbia was drafted by the Boston Bruins in the fourth round (97th overall) of the 2010 NHL Entry Draft.