Bruins Sign BC’s Tommy Cross, Send Him to Providence


BOSTON, MA – Boston Bruins General Manager Peter Chiarelli announced
today that the club has signed Boston College defenseman Tommy Cross to
an entry-level contract. Cross will report to the Providence Bruins and
is expected to make his AHL debut on Friday, April 13 when the P-Bruins
host the Bridgeport Sound Tigers at 7:05 p.m.

Cross captained Boston College to the 2012 NCAA National Championship
this season and set career highs in games played (44), assists (19)
points (24) and penalty minutes (66) during the regular season. 2011-12
marked Cross' fourth as a member of the Eagles and the National Title
was his second, having also been a member of the 2010 championship
squad. In his career at BC, Cross skated in 134 regular season games
with 17-33=50 totals.

The 6'3'', 215 pound native of Simsbury, CT was originally drafted by
the Bruins in the second round (35th overall) of the 2007 NHL Entry
Draft. The 22-year-old has participated in all five of the Bruins Summer
Development Camps, dating back to 2007.