Bruins’ Curry named Rbk/AHL Player of the Week


SPRINGFIELD, Mass. … The American Hockey League announced today that Providence Bruins defenseman Sean Curry has been named the Rbk/AHL Player of the Week for the period ending December 16, 2007. Curry recorded four goals, two assists and a plus-5 rating as the Bruins swept a four-game week to remain atop the AHL’s overall standings.

Curry scored a big third-period goal and added an assist in Providence’s 6-5 shootout win over Lowell on Wednesday, then scored twice – including the game-winner – in a 4-1 victory over Bridgeport on Friday. He again recorded a goal and an assist in a 6-1 win at Lowell on Saturday, then notched a plus-3 rating to help the Bruins defeat Houston, 4-1, on Sunday.

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

Originally drafted by Carolina in 2001, the 25-year-old Curry signed with the Boston Bruins on July 17, 2007, and is in his third season with Providence. Curry has already set career highs with seven goals and 14 points in 24 games for the P-Bruins this season, and his plus-11 rating ties him for fifth among all AHL defensemen. In 330 career AHL games, the native of Burnsville, Minn., has totaled 19 goals and 36 assists for 55 points.

Other nominees for Rbk/AHL Player of the Week include Albany center Bobby Hughes, Bridgeport left wing Jeff Tambellini, Chicago center Kevin Doell, Grand Rapids right wing Brett Engelhardt, Hershey left wing Grant Potulny, Houston center Steve Kelly, Lake Erie goaltender Mike Wall, Lowell center Petr Vrana, Manitoba center Colby Genoway, Milwaukee goaltender Pekka Rinne, Norfolk goaltender Karri Ramo, Peoria goaltender Chris Beckford-Tseu, Quad City goaltender Matt Keetley, Rochester right wing Patrick Kaleta, Rockford center Martin St. Pierre, San Antonio left wing Matt Murley, Syracuse left wing Joakim Lindstrom, Toronto center Darryl Boyce, Wilkes-Barre/Scranton goaltender John Curry and Worcester center Tomas Plihal