Providence Bruins

Providence Bruins

Pro hockey team
text_color = #FFBF00
bg_color = black
team = Providence Bruins

logosize = 200px
city = Providence, Rhode Island
league = American Hockey League
conference = Eastern Conference
division = Atlantic Division
founded = 1992
arena = Dunkin' Donuts Center
colors = Black, Gold, White
owner = H. Larue Renfroe
coach = Rob Murray
GM = Peter Chiarelli
media = The Providence Journal
affiliates = Boston Bruins (NHL) Johnstown Chiefs (ECHL)
name1 = Maine Mariners
dates1 = 1977 to 1992
name2 = Providence Bruins
dates2 = 1992 to present
reg_season_titles = 2 (1998–99, 2007-08)
division_titles = 4 (1992–93, 1998–99, 2002–03, 2007–08)
conf_titles = 1 (1998–99)
calder_cups = 1 (1998–99)

The Providence Bruins is an ice hockey team in the American Hockey League, and are the primary development team for the NHL's Boston Bruins. They play in Providence, Rhode Island, USA at the Dunkin' Donuts Center.


The Providence Bruins began operation for the start of the 1992-1993 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 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 4 games to 1 to skate away with the league championship.

In the 2001–2002 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 2007-2008 season, holds the distinction of being the youngest organist to ever work for a professional North American sports franchise in history. [The Official Site of Ben Schwartz [] ] [WLNE-TV and WPRI-TV featured stories about Ben Schwartz [] ]

;This market was previously served by:
*Providence Reds (1926–1977)

Team records

ingle season

:Goals: 41 flagicon|USA Tim Sweeney (1992–93):Assists: 74 flagicon|CAN Randy Robitaille (1998–99):Points: 102 Randy Robitaille (1998–99):Penalty Minutes: 407 flagicon|CAN Aaron Downey (1997–98):GAA: 1.84 flagicon|USA Tim Thomas (2003–04):SV%: .941 Tim Thomas (2003–04)


:Career Goals: 101 flagicon|USA Andy Hilbert:Career Assists: 109 Andy Hilbert :Career Points: 210 Andy Hilbert:Career Penalty Minutes: 1055 Aaron Downey:Career Goaltending Wins: 67 flagicon|USA John Grahame:Career Shutouts: 10 Tim Thomas:Career Games: 278 flagicon|CAN Jay Henderson

Current roster

As of October 11, 2008 [AHL Website [] ] [The Hockey [] ]

eason-by-season results

Regular season


Notable alumni

*Patrice Bergeron
*Hal Gill
*Peter Laviolette
*Glen Murray
*Andrew Raycroft
*Jozef Stumpel
*Sergei Zholtok

External links

* [ Providence Bruins Official Website]
* [ Current Providence Bruins roster]
* [ The Internet Hockey Database - Providence Bruins]
* [ BBF Unofficial Site - Providence Bruins]


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