Petrick Returns to Bruins in Trade with Johnstown

AUSTIN, MN – The Austin Bruins, proud members of the North American Hockey League, announced on Friday, that they have re-acquired defenseman Dan Petrick from the Johnstown Tomahawks. In the trade, the Bruins sent defenseman Toby Sengvongxay to Johnstown.

Petrick, a ’99 birthyear, played 29 games for the Bruins last season before moving to the Des Moines Buccaneers of the USHL and then quickly to the Omaha Lancers, where he finished 2016-17 and began this season. He did not appear in a game for Johnstown. All in all, Petrick played in 37 USHL contests between his departure and return to Austin.

Petrick was among the NAHL top scoring defenseman when he left the Bruins last year, registering eight goals and seven assists in Austin. A native of Wilbraham, Massachusetts, Petrick is committed to Northeastern University. He played four seasons for Springfield Cathedral High, averaging over a point-per-game in his high school career. Petrick spent part of the 2015-16 campaign in the USPHL with the Springfield Jr. Pics.

Petrick will once again wear #7 with the Bruins and is expected to suit up this weekend as Austin travels to Brookings for a pair of 7:05 PM faceoffs on Friday and Saturday night against the Blizzard at Larson Ice Center.