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
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 coachVacant
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)

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, is 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]

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.[3] The New England Sport Center is also owned by team owner H. Larue Renfroe.[4]

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Season-by-season results


Calder Cup Champions Conference Champions Division Champions

Records as of the 2020–21 AHL season.[5]

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
1992–93804632294.5883843481st, North1993L, 2–4, SPR
1993–948028391369.4312833195th, North1994Did not qualify
1994–958039301189.5563002683rd, North1995W, 4–3, PORL, 2–4, ALB
1995–9680303610474.4632492804th, North1996L, 1–3, SPR
1996–978035403275.4692622894th, New England1997W, 3–2, WORL, 1–4, SPR
1997–988019497550.3132113015th, New England1998Did not qualify
1998–9980561644120.7503212231st, New England1999W, 3–1, WORW, 4–0, HWPW, 4–2, FREW, 4–1, RCH
1999–008033386375.4692312695th, New England2000W, 3–0, QUEW, 4–0, LOWL, 3–4, HWP
2000–0180353110484.5252452423rd, New England2001W, 3–2, HWPW, 4–3, WORL, 1–4, SJF
2001–028035338482.5131902233rd, East2002L, 0–2, SJM
2002–03804420115104.6502682271st, North2003BYEL, 1–3, MTB
2003–0480362911487.5441701704th, Atlantic2004L, 0–2, POR
2004–058040303790.5632112024th, Atlantic2005W, 4–2, MCHW, 4–1, LOWL, 2–4, PHI
2005–068043311592.5752542174th, Atlantic2006L, 2–4, POR
2006–078044302494.5882512183rd, Atlantic2007W, 4–3, HWPL, 2–4, MCH
2007–0880551834117.7312802061st, Atlantic2008W, 4–0, MCHL, 2–4, POR
2008–098043292694.5882382322nd, Atlantic2009W, 4–1, PORW, 4–2, WORL, 1–4, HER
2009–108036385178.4882072267th, Atlantic2010Did not qualify
2010–118038363382.5132092525th, Atlantic2011Did not qualify
2011–127635343477.5071932144th, Atlantic2012Did not qualify
2012–1376502105105.6912221831st, Atlantic2013W, 3–2, HERL, 3–4, WBS
2013–147640252991.5992332103rd, Atlantic2014W, 3–2, SPRL, 3–4, WBS
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
2019–206238183382.6611971541st, Atlantic2020Season cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic
2020–21251562232.68078601st, Atlantic2021No playoffs were held

Players


Current roster

Updated July 28, 2021.[6][7]

# 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
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
2 Andrew Peski D R 24 2020 Orleans, 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
6 Nick Wolff D L 25 2021 Eagan, Minnesota Boston
33 Brendan Woods LW L 29 2019 Palmyra, Pennsylvania Providence
Eli Zummack C R 21 2021 Kelowna, British Columbia 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, (2001–2005)
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 leaders

These are the top-ten point-scorers for the Providence Bruins in the AHL. Figures are updated after each completed season.[8]

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