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The Providence Bruins are an 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
2018–19 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 managerJohn Ferguson Jr.
Head coachJay Leach
CaptainJordan Szwarz
MediaNESN
1380 WNRI
Stereo 1230 WBLQ
The Providence Journal
AHL.TV (Internet)
AffiliatesBoston Bruins (NHL)
Atlanta Gladiators (ECHL)
Franchise history
1987–1992Maine Mariners
1992–presentProvidence Bruins
Championships
Regular season titles3: (1998–99, 2007–08, 2012–13)
Division Championships5: (1992–93, 1998–99, 2002–03, 2007–08, 2012–13)
Conference Championships1: (1998–99)
Calder Cups1: (1998–99)

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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, holds the distinction of being the youngest organist to ever work for a professional North American sports franchise in history.[1]

In August 2006, DuRoss sold his majority interest in the club to Massachusetts businessman H. Larue Renfroe.[2]

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Season-by-season resultsEdit

This is a partial list of the last five seasons completed by the Bruins. For the full season-by-season history, see List of Providence Bruins seasons

PlayersEdit

Current rosterEdit

Updated May 15, 2019.[3][4]

# Nat Player Pos S/G Age Acquired Birthplace Contract
10   Anders Bjork LW L 22 2018 Mequon, Wisconsin Boston
8   Chris Breen (A) D L 29 2014 Uxbridge, Ontario Providence
46   Scott Conway C L 24 2019 Basingstoke, England, Great Britain Providence
18   Kyle Cumiskey D L 32 2018 Abbotsford, British Columbia Providence
2   Olivier Galipeau D L 22 2018 Montreal, Quebec Providence
24   Cameron Hughes C L 22 2018 Edmonton, Alberta Boston
44   Joona Koppanen LW L 21 2018 Tampere, Finland Boston
43   Tommy Marchin LW L 23 2019 Algonac, Michigan Providence
28   Mark McNeill RW R 26 2018 Langley, British Columbia Boston
49   Joel Messner D R 25 2018 Winnipeg, Manitoba Providence
12   Tanner Pond C L 26 2018 Walled Lake, Michigan Providence
14   Stuart Percy D L 26 2019 Oakville, Ontario Providence
26   Wiley Sherman D L 24 2018 Greenwich, Connecticut Boston
29   Gemel Smith C L 25 2018 Toronto, Ontario Boston
30   Dan Vladar G L 21 2016 Prague, Czech Republic Boston
25   Cooper Zech D L 20 2019 South Lyon, Michigan 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:

Team recordsEdit

Single seasonEdit

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)

CareerEdit

Career goals: Andy Hilbert, 101, (2001–05)
Career assists: Andy Hilbert, 109, (2001–05)
Career points: Andy Hilbert, 210, (2001–05)
Career penalty minutes: Aaron Downey, 1059, (1997–00, 07)
Career goaltending wins: Zane McIntyre, 83, (2015–Present)
Career shutouts: Tim Thomas (2002–06) & Zane McIntyre (2015-Present), 10
Career games: Jay Henderson, 278, (1998–03, 2004-05)

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ WLNE-TV and WPRI-TV featured stories about Ben Schwartz
  2. ^ "P-Bruins change ownership". Providence Journal.
  3. ^ "Providence Bruins 2014-15 Roster". Retrieved 2015-02-19.
  4. ^ "TheAHL.com – Providence Bruins Roster". Retrieved 2015-02-19.

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