Providence Bruins

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Providence Bruins
2017–18 AHL season
Providence Bruins logo.svg
City Providence, Rhode Island
League American Hockey League
Conference Eastern
Division Atlantic
Founded 1987
Home arena Dunkin' Donuts Center
Colors Black, Gold, White
Owner(s) H. Larue Renfroe
General manager John Ferguson Jr.
Head coach Jay Leach
Captain Tommy Cross
Media NESN
1380 WNRI
Stereo 1230 WBLQ
The Providence Journal
Affiliates Boston Bruins (NHL)
Atlanta Gladiators (ECHL)
Franchise history
1987–1992 Maine Mariners
1992–present Providence Bruins
Regular season titles 3 (1998–99, 2007–08, 2012–13)
Division Championships 5 (1992–93, 1998–99, 2002–03, 2007–08, , 2012–13)
Conference Championships 1 (1998–99)
Calder Cups 1 (1998–99)

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.


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


Current roster

Updated May 16, 2018.[3][4]

# Nat Player Pos S/G Age Acquired Birthplace Contract
18 United States Agostino, KennyKenny Agostino LW L 26 2017 Morristown, New Jersey Boston
22 Slovakia Cehlarik, PeterPeter Cehlarik LW L 22 2016 Žilina, Slovakia Boston
6 United States Clifton, ConnorConnor Clifton D R 23 2017 Long Branch, New Jersey Boston
26 Canada Doherty, TaylorTaylor Doherty D R 27 2017 Cambridge, Ontario Providence
19 United States Fitzgerald, RyanRyan Fitzgerald C L 23 2017 Boca Raton, Florida Boston
7 United States Frederic, TrentTrent Frederic C L 20 2018 St. Louis, Missouri Boston
1 Canada Ginn, MattMatt Ginn G R 27 2015 Lindsay, Ontario Providence
20 United States Hargrove, ColtonColton Hargrove LW L 25 2015 Rockwall, Texas Providence
11 United States Hennessy, JoshJosh Hennessy C L 33 2017 Brockton, Massachusetts Providence
12 Canada Hickman, JustinJustin Hickman RW R 24 2015 Lethbridge, Alberta Boston
29 Canada Hughes, CameronCameron Hughes C L 21 2018 Edmonton, Alberta Boston
2 Sweden Johansson, EmilEmil Johansson D L 22 2017 Vaxjo, Sweden Boston
44 Finland Koppanen, JoonaJoona Koppanen LW L 20 2018 Tampere, Finland Boston
43 United States Kuhlman, KarsonKarson Kuhlman C R 22 2018 Esko, Minnesota Boston
15 Canada Lauzon, JeremyJeremy Lauzon (A) D L 21 2017 Val-d'Or, Quebec Boston
13 United States Marshall, BenBen Marshall D L 25 2016 Mahtomedi, Minnesota Providence
24 United States Porter, ChrisChris Porter (A) LW L 34 2016 Thunder Bay, Ontario Providence
26 United States Sherman, WileyWiley Sherman D L 23 2018 Greenwich, Connecticut Boston
16 Canada Sparks, LindsayLindsay Sparks LW L 27 2017 Oakville, Ontario 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:

Team records

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 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: John Grahame, 67, (1997–2001)
Career shutouts: Tim Thomas, 10, (2002–06)
Career games: Jay Henderson, 278, (1998–03, 2004-05)


  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. ^ " – Providence Bruins Roster". Retrieved 2015-02-19. 

External links

  • Providence Bruins Official Website
  • The Internet Hockey Database – Providence Bruins
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