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Henderson returning to P-Bruins

The Providence Bruins announced today that they have signed left wing Jay Henderson to a contract for the upcoming 2004-05 season. Henderson played last season with the Milwaukee Admirals, winning his third Calder Cup while posting 15 goals, 16 assists and 122 PIM in 70 games.

“Signing Jay is something that we as an organization are thrilled about,” said Bruins Co-President Jeff Fear. “Jay has long been one of the most popular players in franchise history, for his work on and off the ice. We feel fortunate to have him become a Bruin once again.”

Henderson, who turns 26 today, was originally selected by the Boston Bruins with the 246th and last overall pick in the 1997 NHL Entry Draft. He won Calder Cup championships with the Bruins in 1999 and with Houston in 2003 before helping Milwaukee to the title last season.

In 312 career AHL games, Henderson has tallied 69 goals and 81 assists for 150 points, along with 870 PIM. Henderson has also played 33 career NHL games, all with Boston, posting one goal and three assists.