February 13, 2012

B's call up Bay State native Hennessy

By Jesse Connolly

BOSTON – With a six-game road trip on the horizon and no spare defensemen or forwards in their arsenal, the Bruins made multiple moves on Monday afternoon. 

 The first came earlier in the day, as Boston recalled defenseman Andrew Bodnarchuk to take the place of recently-demoted rearguard Steve Kampfer. Bodnarchuk partook in the team’s practice at TD Garden.

The B’s then announced that Josh Hennessy would be filling the void up front.

Hennessy (Rockland, Mass.) comes up to the big club after leading Providence with 15 goals in 49 games. He ranks second on the team with 30 points.

The former QMJHL standout was originally selected 43rd overall by the Sharks back in 2003. Hennessy later made his way to the Senators organization. He played in 20 NHL games during his tenure there. After his best season as a pro in 2009-10, during which he had 30 goals and 68 points for the Binghamton Senators, the center elected to head overseas, suiting up for Lugano in Switzerland.

The 27-year-old returned stateside this past summer, signing a two-way deal with the hometown Bruins. Hennessy, who spent one season of high school hockey at Milton Academy, last appeared in an NHL game on Dec. 21, 2009 for Ottawa. Coincidentally, the tilt came against the Black and Gold.