Providence Bruins

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
2019–20 AHL season
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
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)

History

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 results

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

Regular season Playoffs
Season Games Won Lost OTL SOL Points PCT Goals
for
Goals
against
Standing Year 1st
round
2nd
round
3rd
round
Finals
2014–157641267291.5992091852nd, Atlantic2015L, 2–3, HFD
2015–167641229495.6252381982nd, Atlantic2016L, 0–3, WBS
2016–177643236496.6322291884th, Atlantic2017W, 3–2, WBSW, 4–3, HERL, 1–4, SYR
2017–187645263295.6252311874th, Atlantic2018L, 1–3, LV
2018–197638278387.5722282124th, Atlantic2019L, 1–3, CHA

Players

Current roster

Updated December 13, 2019.[3][4]

# Nat Player Pos S/G Age Acquired Birthplace Contract
8 Chris Breen (A) D L 30 2014 Uxbridge, Ontario Providence
28 Paul Carey (C) C L 31 2019 Weymouth, Massachusetts Boston
22 Peter Cehlarik LW L 24 2016 Žilina, Slovakia Boston
44 Josiah Didier D R 26 2019 Littleton, Colorado Providence
19 Ryan Fitzgerald C L 25 2017 Boca Raton, Florida Boston
7 Trent Frederic C L 21 2018 St. Louis, Missouri Boston
16 Brendan Gaunce C L 25 2019 Sudbury, Ontario Boston
24 Cameron Hughes C L 23 2018 Edmonton, Alberta Boston
3 Steven Kampfer D R 31 2018 Ann Arbor, Michigan Boston
45 Joona Koppanen LW L 21 2018 Tampere, Finland Boston
33 Maxime Lagace G L 26 2019 Longueuil, Quebec Boston
18 Robert Lantosi RW R 24 2019 Prievidza, Slovakia Providence
13 Jakub Lauko C L 19 2019 Praha, Czech Republic Boston
15 Jeremy Lauzon D L 22 2017 Val-d'Or, Quebec Boston
43 Tommy Marchin LW L 24 2019 Algonac, Michigan Providence
6 Alex Petrovic D R 27 2019 Edmonton, Alberta Boston
12 Pavel Shen C L 20 2019 Ufa, Russia Boston
26 Wiley Sherman D L 24 2018 Greenwich, Connecticut Boston
29 Oskar Steen C R 21 2019 Karlstad, Sweden Boston
23 Jack Studnicka C R 20 2019 Windsor, Ontario Boston
5 Urho Vaakanainen D L 20 2018 Joensuu, Finland Boston
30 Dan Vladar G L 22 2016 Prague, Czech Republic Boston
27 Brendan Woods LW L 27 2019 Palmyra, Pennsylvania Providence
38 Jakub Zboril D L 22 2017 Brno, Czech Republic Boston
25 Cooper Zech D L 20 2019 South Lyon, Michigan Providence

Team captains

Notable alumni

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 leaders

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, (2001–05)
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, 86, (2015–19)
Career shutouts: Zane McIntyre (2015–19), 11
Career games: Jay Henderson, 278, (1998–03, 2004–05)

Scoring leaders

These are the top-ten point-scorers for the Providence Bruins in the AHL. Figures are updated after each completed season.[5]

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

Points
PlayerPosGPGAPtsP/G
Andy HilbertC234101109210.90
Sergei ZholtokC19683103186.95
Andre SavageC19171104175.92
Tim SweeneyLW121711011721.42
Alexander KhokhlachevC19761110171.87
Pascal PelletierC2067199170.82
Cameron MannRW1827386159.87
Seth GriffithC16556102158.96
Austin CzarnikC15751104155.99
Jordan SzwarzC1856682148.80

References

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