Per the Bruins media team, the Bruins have resigned New England native Tommy Cross to a 1 year, two way contract worth $650k at the NHL level.
Cross, a 27 year old defenseman drafted 35th overall in the 2007 NHL Entry Draft, is best known as the Captain of the Providence Bruins, where he plays a physical shutdown, stay at home style. Cross has appeared in 4 NHL games, all for the Bruins, scoring 2pts (0G, 2A) along with 291 AHL games in which he has amassed 98 points (23G, 75A).
Prior to his professional career, Cross was a 4 year Boston College standout, winning the NCAA championship in both 2009 and 2011.
Cross figures to be a depth signing who won’t see ice time for the Bruins barring numerous injuries to the defensive corp, with O’Gara, Grzelcyk and recent picks (Lauzon, Zboril etc.) all above him on the depth chart. Regarded as a high character, locker room leader, Cross will return as Providence’s Captain and provide a steady leadership and mentoring presence to the younger players.