Reading, PA –The Reading Royals of the ECHL, affiliate of the Toronto MapleLeafs and Boston Bruins of the National Hockey League and the Toronto Marlies of the American Hockey League, today announced that forward Yannick Riendeau has been assigned by the Boston Bruins from the Providence Bruins of the AHL to Reading. In a separate transaction, the Marlies recalled goaltender Ben Scrivens from the Royals.
Riendeau, a second year pro who hails from Boucherville, Quebec, has played in five games for the P-Bruins this season and has picked up two penalty minutes. He had a couple of productive stints with the Royals last year, including an explosive first round playoff series against the Kalamazoo Wings until he sustained a season-ending injury in Game Five of the American Conference Quarter-Final series. In his first game with Reading during the regular season, Riendeau racked up a goal and assist for the Royals in a 5-3 win over the Wheeling Nailers on February 14, 2010. Prior to turning pro, Riendeau had an explosive final season of major junior with the Drummondville Voltigeurs of the QMJHL, as he led the league in regular and playoff scoring. The Voltigeurs not only won the QMJHL regular season, but also won the President’s Cup for the playoff championship with Riendeau taking home the Guy Lafleur Trophy as the playoff MVP.
For Scrivens, this marks his second recall to the Marlies, although he is yet to play in a game for them. Scrivens has a 4-3-0-0 record in seven games with Reading. His 2.46 goals against average is ninth best in the league; and his .931 save percentage is fourth best.