The Boston Bruins, parent club of the American Hockey League’s Providence Bruins, announced that they have signed 2004-05 Providence Bruins’ Colton Orr and Pat Leahy along with AHL veteran Jeremy Reich and rookie Tyler Redenbach.
Orr, 23, enters his third season with the Boston and Providence Bruins. In 2004-05, Orr had seven points (1g, 6a) in 61 games and led the team in PIM with 279. During the 2003-04 season, Orr had five points (1g, 4a) in 64 games with Providence and finished second among AHL rookies with 257 PIM. The right wing made his debut with Boston on January 8, 2004 versus the Pittsburgh Penguins.
Leahy, 26, enters his fifth professional season. Last season, the Duxbury, Massachusetts native played 38 games for Providence, tallying 15 points (1g, 14a) and 18 PIM. During the 2003-04 season, Leahy had 30 points (14g, 16a) and 37 PIM in 55 games with Providence.
Reich, 24, enters his sixth professional season. The Craik, Saskatchewan native began last season with the Syracuse Crunch before being traded to the Houston Aeros. In 68 games with both teams, he had 16 points (7g, 9a) and 223 PIM. In 2003-04 Reich had a career high in goals (14), assists (37) and points (51).
Redenbach, 20, enters his rookie season. The Melville, Saskatchewan native spent the last four seasons in the Western Hockey League (WHL). Last season Redenbach split time between Swift Current and Lethbridge and in 65 games had 63 points (19g, 44a) and 63 PIM.