Bruins Give Kampfer Call In Wake Of Stuart’s Broken Hand
KAMPFER EARNS FIRST CALL TO BOSTON
P-Bruins Rookie Called Up to NHL on Emergency Basis
Reports says Bruins Defenseman Mark Stuart suffered a broken hand in the first period of last night's 3-2 OT win over Buffalo.
Providence, RI – The Providence Bruins, in their 19th season in the American Hockey League, today announced that the National Hockey League's Boston Bruins have recalled rookie defenseman Steve Kampfer from Providence on an emergency basis. Kampfer will join Boston for its practice this morning at the Ristuccia Arena in Wilmington, MA. This is Kampfer's first career recall to the NHL.
Kampfer, 22, is in his first full professional season and currently ranks second on the P-Bruins in scoring with 16 points, including three goals and a team-high 13 assists. The blue-liner sits tied for sixth in the AHL in scoring among defensemen, while he leads all league rookies in helpers. Kampfer has also earned a plus-10 rating in his 20 games, good for a fourth-place tie among first-year AHL skaters.
Selected 93rd overall by Anaheim in round four of the 2007 NHL Entry Draft, Kampfer was acquired by Boston for a conditional fourth round draft pick in a trade with the Ducks on Mar. 2, 2010. Prior to turning pro with Providence late in the 2009-10 campaign, the defenseman was a standout player for four seasons at the University of Michigan, where he totaled seven goals and 53 assists for 60 points in 147 games. As a senior, Kampfer helped the Wolverines win the CCHA Tournament and reach the quarterfinal round of the NCAA Tournament. For his efforts, the Ann Arbor, Michigan, native was named to the NCAA All-Regional Team (Midwest) and the CCHA All-Tournament Team.
Since signing an entry-level contract with Boston on Mar. 31, 2010, Kampfer has scored four goals, tallied 15 assists and recorded 19 points in 26 games as a pro.
The P-Bruins' roster is now comprised of 25 players, including 16 forwards, seven defensemen and two goaltenders.
The P-Bruins get back into action with three games this weekend, beginning Friday against Portland at 7:05 p.m. for T-Shirt Night. On Saturday, Providence travels to Springfield for a 7:30 p.m. tilt to kick off a home-and-home series. The club returns home to The Dunk on Sunday at 4:05 p.m. versus the Falcons for Lip Balm Night.
To purchase tickets or for more information, call the Providence Bruins ticket office at (401) 273-5000 or log on to the team website at www.providencebruins.com.