Providence Bruins

The Providence Bruins are a professional ice hockey team in the American Hockey League (AHL), and are the primary development team for the Boston Bruins of the National Hockey League (NHL). They play at the Dunkin' Donuts Center in Providence, Rhode Island.

Providence Bruins
2021–22 AHL season
Providence Bruins logo.svg
CityProvidence, Rhode Island
LeagueAmerican Hockey League
ConferenceEastern
DivisionAtlantic
Founded1987
Home arenaDunkin' Donuts Center
ColorsBlack, gold, white
     
Owner(s)H. Larue Renfroe
General managerVacant
Head coachRyan Mougenel[1]
MediaNESN
1380 WNRI
Stereo 1230 WBLQ
The Providence Journal
AHL.TV (Internet)
AffiliatesBoston Bruins (NHL)
Maine Mariners (ECHL)
Franchise history
1987–1992Maine Mariners
1992–presentProvidence Bruins
Championships
Regular season titles3: (1998–99, 2007–08, 2012–13)
Division Championships7: (1992–93, 1998–99, 2002–03, 2007–08, 2012–13, 2019–20, 2020–21)
Conference Championships1: (1998–99)
Calder Cups1: (1998–99)

HistoryEdit

The Providence Bruins began operation for the start of the 1992–93 AHL season after Providence mayor Buddy Cianci negotiated a deal with the owners of the Maine Mariners franchise, Frank DuRoss and Ed Anderson, to relocate their club. The move saw AHL hockey return to Providence for the first time since the Providence Reds, a founding member of the AHL, left town in 1977.

The Bruins captured their first AHL Calder Cup in the 1999 playoffs, after a regular season in which they dominated the league with 56 regular season wins. Led by rookie head coach Peter Laviolette and paced by Les Cunningham Award winner Randy Robitaille, the Bruins went from only 19 victories the previous season, to dropping the Rochester Americans four games to one to skate away with the league championship.

In the 2001–02 season, the Providence Bruins contracted with then-13-year-old musician Ben Schwartz to work as the official organist at all home games. As a result, Schwartz, who provided music for seven years until the conclusion of the 2007–08 season, is the youngest organist to ever work for a professional North American sports franchise in history.[2]

In August 2006, DuRoss sold his majority interest in the club to Massachusetts businessman H. Larue Renfroe.[3]

After the 2019–20 season was curtailed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the P-Bruins moved to a temporary home in the New England Sports Center in Marlborough, Massachusetts, as the Dunkin' Donuts Center was being used by the state of Rhode Island for pandemic-related operations.[4] The New England Sport Center is also owned by team owner H. Larue Renfroe.[5]

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Season-by-season resultsEdit

Calder Cup Champions Conference Champions Division Champions

Records as of the 2020–21 AHL season.[6]

Regular season Playoffs
Season Games Won Lost Tied OTL SOL Points PCT Goals
for
Goals
against
Standing Year Prelims 1st
round
2nd
round
3rd
round
Finals
1992–93 80 46 32 2 94 .588 384 348 1st, North 1993 L, 2–4, SPR
1993–94 80 28 39 13 69 .431 283 319 5th, North 1994 Did not qualify
1994–95 80 39 30 11 89 .556 300 268 3rd, North 1995 W, 4–3, POR L, 2–4, ALB
1995–96 80 30 36 10 4 74 .463 249 280 4th, North 1996 L, 1–3, SPR
1996–97 80 35 40 3 2 75 .469 262 289 4th, New England 1997 W, 3–2, WOR L, 1–4, SPR
1997–98 80 19 49 7 5 50 .313 211 301 5th, New England 1998 Did not qualify
1998–99 80 56 16 4 4 120 .750 321 223 1st, New England 1999 W, 3–1, WOR W, 4–0, HWP W, 4–2, FRE W, 4–1, RCH
1999–00 80 33 38 6 3 75 .469 231 269 5th, New England 2000 W, 3–0, QUE W, 4–0, LOW L, 3–4, HWP
2000–01 80 35 31 10 4 84 .525 245 242 3rd, New England 2001 W, 3–2, HWP W, 4–3, WOR L, 1–4, SJF
2001–02 80 35 33 8 4 82 .513 190 223 3rd, East 2002 L, 0–2, SJM
2002–03 80 44 20 11 5 104 .650 268 227 1st, North 2003 BYE L, 1–3, MTB
2003–04 80 36 29 11 4 87 .544 170 170 4th, Atlantic 2004 L, 0–2, POR
2004–05 80 40 30 3 7 90 .563 211 202 4th, Atlantic 2005 W, 4–2, MCH W, 4–1, LOW L, 2–4, PHI
2005–06 80 43 31 1 5 92 .575 254 217 4th, Atlantic 2006 L, 2–4, POR
2006–07 80 44 30 2 4 94 .588 251 218 3rd, Atlantic 2007 W, 4–3, HWP L, 2–4, MCH
2007–08 80 55 18 3 4 117 .731 280 206 1st, Atlantic 2008 W, 4–0, MCH L, 2–4, POR
2008–09 80 43 29 2 6 94 .588 238 232 2nd, Atlantic 2009 W, 4–1, POR W, 4–2, WOR L, 1–4, HER
2009–10 80 36 38 5 1 78 .488 207 226 7th, Atlantic 2010 Did not qualify
2010–11 80 38 36 3 3 82 .513 209 252 5th, Atlantic 2011 Did not qualify
2011–12 76 35 34 3 4 77 .507 193 214 4th, Atlantic 2012 Did not qualify
2012–13 76 50 21 0 5 105 .691 222 183 1st, Atlantic 2013 W, 3–2, HER L, 3–4, WBS
2013–14 76 40 25 2 9 91 .599 233 210 3rd, Atlantic 2014 W, 3–2, SPR L, 3–4, WBS
2014–15 76 41 26 7 2 91 .599 209 185 2nd, Atlantic 2015 L, 2–3, HFD
2015–16 76 41 22 9 4 95 .625 238 198 2nd, Atlantic 2016 L, 0–3, WBS
2016–17 76 43 23 6 4 96 .632 229 188 4th, Atlantic 2017 W, 3–2, WBS W, 4–3, HER L, 1–4, SYR
2017–18 76 45 26 3 2 95 .625 231 187 4th, Atlantic 2018 L, 1–3, LV
2018–19 76 38 27 8 3 87 .572 228 212 4th, Atlantic 2019 L, 1–3, CHA
2019–20 62 38 18 3 3 82 .661 197 154 1st, Atlantic 2020 Season cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic
2020–21 25 15 6 2 2 32 .680 78 60 1st, Atlantic 2021 No playoffs were held

PlayersEdit

Current rosterEdit

Updated August 4, 2021.[7][8]

# Nat Player Pos S/G Age Acquired Birthplace Contract
11   Samuel Asselin C L 23 2019 Repentigny, Quebec Boston
44   Josiah Didier (A) D R 28 2019 Littleton, Colorado Providence
17   Matt Filipe C L 23 2021 Newton, Massachusetts Boston
  J.D. Greenway D L 23 2021 Canton, New York Providence
10   Curtis Hall C R 21 2021 Chagrin Falls, Ohio Boston
24   Cameron Hughes (A) C L 24 2018 Edmonton, Alberta Boston
35   Kyle Keyser G R 22 2019 Coral Springs, Florida Boston
45   Joona Koppanen LW L 23 2018 Tampere, Finland Boston
13   Jakub Lauko C L 21 2019 Praha, Czech Republic Boston
37   Brady Lyle D R 22 2020 North Bay, Ontario Boston
15   Ian McKinnon C L 23 2021 Whitby, Ontario Providence
9   Zachary Senyshyn (A) RW R 24 2017 Ottawa, Ontario Boston
29   Oskar Steen C R 23 2019 Karlstad, Sweden Boston
23   Jack Studnicka C R 22 2019 Windsor, Ontario Boston
12   Eduards Tralmaks C L 24 2021 Riga, Latvia Providence
5   Urho Vaakanainen D L 22 2018 Joensuu, Finland Boston
18   Alex-Olivier Voyer RW R 22 2020 Sherbrooke, Quebec Providence
6   Nick Wolff D L 25 2021 Eagan, Minnesota Boston
  Eli Zummack C R 21 2021 Kelowna, British Columbia Providence

Team captainsEdit

Notable alumniEdit

List of Providence Bruins alumni who played more than 100 games in Providence and 100 or more games in the National Hockey League:

Franchise records and leadersEdit

Single season
Goals: Tim Sweeney, 41, (1992–93)
Assists: Randy Robitaille, 74, (1998–99)
Points: Randy Robitaille, 102, (1998–99)
Penalty minutes: Aaron Downey, 407, (1997–98)
GAA: Tim Thomas, 1.84, (2003–04)
SV%: Tim Thomas, .941, (2003–04)
Career
Career goals: Andy Hilbert, 101, (2001–2005)
Career assists: Andy Hilbert, 109, (2001–2005)
Career points: Andy Hilbert, 210, (2001–2005)
Career penalty minutes: Aaron Downey, 1059, (1997–2000, 2007)
Career goaltending wins: Zane McIntyre, 86, (2015–2019)
Career shutouts: Zane McIntyre (2015–2019), 11
Career games: Jay Henderson, 278, (1998–2003, 2004–2005)

Scoring leadersEdit

These are the top-ten point-scorers for the Providence Bruins in the AHL. Figures are updated after each completed season.[9]

Note: Pos = Position; GP = Games Played; G = Goals; A = Assists; Pts = Points; P/G = Points per game;   = current Providence player

Points
Player Pos GP G A Pts P/G
Andy Hilbert C 234 101 109 210 .90
Sergei Zholtok C 196 83 103 186 .95
Andre Savage C 191 71 104 175 .92
Tim Sweeney LW 121 71 101 172 1.42
Alexander Khokhlachev C 197 61 110 171 .87
Pascal Pelletier C 206 71 99 170 .82
Cameron Mann RW 182 73 86 159 .87
Seth Griffith C 165 56 102 158 .96
Austin Czarnik C 157 51 104 155 .99
Jordan Szwarz C 185 66 82 148 .80

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Ryan Mougenel Named 13th Head Coach of the Providence Bruins". OurSports Central. August 13, 2021.
  2. ^ WLNE-TV and WPRI-TV featured stories about Ben Schwartz
  3. ^ "P-Bruins change ownership". Providence Journal.
  4. ^ "Providence Bruins to play in Marlborough for upcoming season, with no fans in attendance". SB Nation. January 4, 2021.
  5. ^ "Providence Bruins to play season in Marlboro, Mass". The Providence Journal. January 4, 2021.
  6. ^ "Providence Bruins season statistics and records". Hockeydb.com. Retrieved May 7, 2021.
  7. ^ "Providence Bruins 2014-15 Roster". Retrieved 2021-07-23.
  8. ^ "TheAHL.com – Providence Bruins Roster". Retrieved 2021-07-28.
  9. ^ "Providence Bruins - All Time AHL leaders". hockeydb.com. June 10, 2019. Retrieved June 10, 2019.

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