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Tommy Cross signs with Columbus Blue Jackets

The 28-year-old is leaving the Bruins after spending seven years in the organization.

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Tommy Cross will not be returning to the Providence Bruins this coming season. The 28-year old has signed a one-year deal with the Columbus Blue Jackets, marking the end of a seven-year tenure in the Bruins organization.

Cross was originally drafted by the Bruins in the second round of the 2007 NHL Entry Draft, and spent four years at Boston College before playing his first AHL game in 2012. In 364 career games with the P-Bruins, Cross scored 31 goals and 103 assists, and posted a plus-65 rating. He was named the captain of the P-Bruins prior to the 2015-2016 season.

This should be a good opportunity for Cross, who probably was not going to crack the Bruins’ roster at this point in his career. Nonetheless, he was a great veteran in Providence and the P-Bruins will surely miss his leadership.