BOSTON, MA - Boston Bruins General Manager Peter Chiarelli announced today, March 17, that the club has recalled goaltender Jeremy Smith from Providence on an emergency basis. Smith will join the Boston Bruins today and will be eligible for their game against the Buffalo Sabres tonight at TD Garden.
Smith dressed as a backup for Boston after being recalled on an emergency basis on February 27. Smith has also dressed as a backup for both Nashville and Columbus in previous emergency recalls for both teams, but is looking to play his first NHL game.
Smith has played in 30 games for Providence this season accruing a 17-8-5 record, 1.96 goals against average and a .936 save percentage.
At the American Hockey League level, Smith has a record of 104-68-15 in 196 games.
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.