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Who says dreams don’t come true. Just ask Jeff Penner, the former Dauphin King who will be making his NHL debut tonight with the Boston Bruins.
The former MJHL all-star defenceman was called up from Providence Bruins of the American League. Penner will make his debut in Toronto against the Maple Leafs. Penner, who hails from Steinbach, finished second in scoring in 2006-07 among defensemen in MJHL. He also set career highs in all offensive categories and led all MJHL blue-liners with 1.18 points-per-game
That same season Penner was honoured with the MJHL’s Lorne Lyndon Memorial Trophy for his hockey ability and sportsmanship as voted on by MJHL coaches. He was named a Sher-Wood Division All-Star and MJHL Defenseman of the Month for December and January.
In the 2007-08 season Penner made his college debut for University of Alaska Fairbanks October 19 at Alaska Anchorage. He signed an amateur tryout agreement with Providence after completing freshman year at Alaska.
Currently Penner has 27 points (6-21) with Providence.