With Mens’ Olympic Hockey coming to a close in the next few days, the Boston Bruins are starting to get back in the swing of playing NHL Hockey. They resumed practice and in order to prepare themselves, they’re calling up a few people to get their teams in the spirit of playing again.
Today, the Boston Bruins announced the call ups of two players from the Providence Bruins. They called up forwards Craig Cunningham and Alexander Khokhlachev. While it is unclear how long this call up will be, Cunningham and Khokhlachev did participate in the team’s practice at Ristuccia Arena.
Cunningham has played one game (December 17th against the Calgary Flames) with the Bruins organization and has four shots on goal. This will be Khokhlachev’s (or “Koko”) first NHL call up. Cunningham was selected by Boston Bruins in the fourth round (97th overall) of the 2010 NHL Entry Draft, and has put in fifty-three games for Providence this season. He currently has nineteen goals (team leading) for the P-Bruins. He’s tied for second place for overall points with thirty four. Overall, Cunningham has put in 204 games for the Providence organization. His career totals for playing in Providence are one hundred and sixteen points for the Bruins (sixty four goals).
Khokhlachev was drafted by the Boston Bruins in the second round (40th overall) of the 2011 NHL Entry Draft. He’s put in has forty-three this season. So far this season in Providence, he’s put up thirteen goals and is tied for points with Cunningham with thirty-four. His career in Providence over the last two seasons has had him put a total of thirty-seven points(fifteen goals) for the P-Bruins.
Both players were invited to this year’s training camp for the Boston Bruins before being assigned to the Providence team at the beginning of the season.