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By: Mark Allred | Follow Me On Twitter @BlackAndGold277
Per Providence Journal’s Bruins Beat Writer Mark Divver, former Providence Bruins defenseman Sena Acolatse has signed a deal to play overseas in the German League with the Straubing Tigers. In 30 games played for Providence in the 2017-18 regular season, the 5′-11″ 180-pound blueliner had one goal and seven assists offensively, and as the clubs, gritty resident tough-guy amassed 90 penalty minutes.
After season with @AHLBruins, Sena Acolatse signs with Straubing Tigers of German league for 2018-19
— Mark Divver (@MarkDivver) May 6, 2018
The 27-year-old Acolatse Hayward, California native, played his whole professional hockey career in the American Hockey League spending parts of his career with the Adirondack Flames, Portland Pirates, Providence Bruins, Springfield Thunderbirds, and Worcester Sharks. In his seven-year AHL career, he contributed 38-84-122 numbers in 355 games. Per Erik Piri at EliteProspect.com, Acolatse is a defenseman who plays a pretty well-rounded game. Defensively, he is a punishing hitter who opponents need to watch out for. On offense, he owns decent hands and a good shot.
Annual “Meet the Players” and the only guy I wanted a picture with was Sena Acolatse. Guy is fun to watch and has a heart of gold. pic.twitter.com/mrNZfjrFdl
— ShippingUpToCauseway (@ToCauseway) March 15, 2018
Acolatse is a dual citizen of Canada and the United States and came to the Providence Bruins organization in early October of 2017 on a Professional Tryout Agreement after posting career numbers (6-17-23 + 147 PIM’s) with his Springfield team the year before. The Providence organization then signed him to a one-year AHL contract in February of this year, but obviously, the top minor-pro affiliate of the Boston Bruins had no interest in bringing his services back for another season.