Boston Bruins Recall Massachusetts Native Ahead of Five-Game Road Trip

Former Boston College Eagle recalled for the first time of the 2022-23 season

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The Boston Bruins announced on Monday that they have recalled center Marc McLaughlin from AHL Providence ahead of the team’s five-game road trip beginning on Tuesday in Montreal.

The move comes just a few days after Boston announced that center Tomas Nosek suffered a non-displaced fracture in his left foot and would be out for at least four weeks. After debuting in Boston last season, the Billerica native and former Boston College captain has spent the entirety of this season with Providence, where he has collected 17 points on seven goals and 10 assists. The call-up comes as he is playing his best hockey of the season. McLaughlin has posted seven points in his last five games including a three-game point streak.

The promotion should come as no surprise to fans as Bruins head coach Jim Montgomery raved about McLaughlin after his initial demotion to Providence in October; “He had a great camp. We’re really happy with his development… His offensive production, his tenacity on pucks, his ability to score, all that has shone through. He’s going to be a big part of our future.” said Montgomery as transcribed by NESN’s Greg Dudek.

 The 23-year-old center debuted last season for Boston. He played 11 games and scored three goals after signing his entry-level contract with Boston. 

Prior to signing with the Bruins, McLaughlin spent three years at Boston College posting 44 career points and served as team captain in his final season.

Boston kicks off a brutal five-game road trip on Tuesday night in Montreal that will include stops in Tampa, Florida, Carolina, and Toronto.