Thursday, July 12, 2012

Bruins resign Matt Bartkowski

Bruins GM Peter Chiarelli announced that the Bruins have resigned defenseman Matt Bartkowski, to a 1-year 2-way contract, worth $660,000 in the NHL level and $62,500 in the AHL.

Bartkowski began the 2011-12 season in Boston, skating in three NHL games before being assigned to the American Hockey League's Providence Bruins on October 20, 2011. The defenseman then appeared in 50 games for Providence, where he tallied three goals to go along with 19 assists and 38 penalty minutes.

In 2010-11, the 6'1", 203-pound native of Pittsburgh, PA recorded 5-18=23 totals with 42 penalty minutes in 69 games with Providence. Bartkowski led all club defensemen with 23 points and was also named the Best Defenseman in voting by his teammates at the conclusion of the season.

In addition to his time spent in Providence, Bartkowski appeared in six NHL games with Boston, where he registered four penalty minutes. His first three NHL games, played over three separate recalls from Providence, all came against his hometown Pittsburgh Penguins. For his career, Bartkowski has played in nine NHL games, all with the Bruins, recording four penalty minutes.

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