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Pelletier Named CCM/AHL Player of the Month

by Staff Writer / Boston Bruins
Pelletier Winger Finishes December with 13 Goals and 22 Points...

Providence, RI – The Providence Bruins, member of the American Hockey League, announced today that left wing Pascal Pelletier has been named the CCM/AHL Player of the Month for December after helping the P-Bruins to a 13-2-0-0 record. The forward paced the club with 13 goals and 22 points, along with a plus-12 rating. The league honor is the second for Providence this season after defenseman Sean Curry earned the Rbk/AHL Player of the Week Award on December 17.

Pelletier, 24, bookended the month with a pair of six-game points-streaks, the first at home and the second on the road. On his present scoring-streak, Pelletier has five goals and four assists for nine points. He had a season-high nine-game points-streak from October 24 to November 18, scoring six goals and adding eight assists during that stretch.

The fourth-year pro recorded a pair of goals on three separate occasions during December, twice against the Albany River Rats and once versus the Chicago Wolves, and he matched a season-high three points with a goal and two assists on December 8 against the Portland Pirates. Pelletier’s first goal versus the River Rats on December 27 was the 200th point of his career. In all, Pelletier tallied points in all but two of the P-Bruins’ 15 games and he enjoyed multiple-point success in eight different games. He has 13 multi-point games this season.

The Labrador City, Newfoundland, native currently leads the AHL with 21 goals and ranks fourth with 42 points in 35 games for Providence this year. Pelletier is in his third AHL season, and he has totaled 55 goals and 82 assists for 137 points in 168 games, all with the P-Bruins. He originally joined Providence on December 16, 2005 from the ECHL’s Gwinnett Gladiators.

In recognition of his achievement, Pelletier will be presented with an etched crystal award prior to an upcoming P-Bruins home game.

Other nominees for CCM/AHL Player of the Month included Albany center Keith Aucoin, Binghamton Senators defenseman Lawrence Nycholat, Chicago center Jason Krog, Hartford Wolf Pack left wing Nigel Dawes, Houston Aeros goaltender Nolan Schaefer, Lake Erie Monsters left wing Eric Healey, Lowell Devils center Petr Vrana, Manchester Monarchs right wing Teddy Purcell, Manitoba Moose right wing Michael Grabner, Philadelphia Phantoms center Jared Ross, Quad City Flames right wing Grant Stevenson, San Antonio Rampage left wing Matt Murley, Syracuse Crunch center Zenon Konopka and Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins center Tim Brent.

Providence, the top team in the AHL with a record of 28-5-2 and 58 points, kicks off 2008 by returning to Massachusetts on Friday to battle the Springfield Falcons at 7:30 p.m. The P-Bruins stay north to face-off with the Worcester Sharks on Saturday at 7:05 p.m. Providence returns home to the Dunkin’ Donuts Center on January 11 to host Worcester at 7:05 p.m.
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