The Boston Bruins, parent club of the AHL’s Providence Bruins, have signed defenseman Tommy Cross (one-year, two-way contract), goaltender Anton Khudobin (two-year contract), forward Tyler Randell (one-year, two-way contract) and forward Tim Schaller (one-year, two way contract).
Cross, 26, completed his fourth season in the Bruins organization in 2015-16, skating in 64 games with Providence and recording three goals and 20 assists for a career-high 23 points with 97 penalty minutes. Cross also saw his first NHL action in 2015-16, appearing in three games with Boston and registering his first career NHL point, an assist in the Bruins’ 5-3 win at Arizona on October 17, 2015.
In his AHL career, the 6-foot-3, 205-pound defenseman has played in 217 games with Providence, amassing 11 goals and 52 assists for 63 points with 261 penalty minutes.
The Simsbury, Conn., native was originally selected by the Bruins in the second round (35th overall) of the 2007 NHL Entry Draft.
Khudobin, 30, played 31 games with the AHL’s San Diego Gulls in 2015-16, going 19-8-3 with a 2.46 goals-against average and a .921 save percentage. He also appeared in nine NHL games with Anaheim (3-3-0, 2.69, .909).
In his seven-year NHL career with Anaheim, Carolina, Boston and Minnesota, Khudobin has appeared in 100 games, amassing a 44-39-8 record with five shutouts, a 2.42 GAA and a .918 save percentage.
The Ust-Kamenogorsk, Kazakhstan, native was originally selected by Minnesota in the seventh round (206th overall) of the 2004 NHL Entry Draft.
Randell, 25, completed his first NHL season in 2015-16, skating in 27 games with Boston and producing six goals with 47 penalty minutes. He also appeared in two AHL games with Providence last season.
The 6-foot-1, 198-pound forward has played in 172 career AHL games with Providence, recording 17 goals and 16 assists for 33 points with 314 penalty minutes.
The Scarborough, Ont., native was originally selected by Boston in the sixth round (176th overall) of the 2009 NHL Entry Draft.
Schaller, 25, recorded one goal and two assists in 17 NHL games with Buffalo in 2015-16, to go with 12 goals and 14 assists for 26 points in 37 AHL games with Rochester.
Over three AHL seasons with the Americans, Schaller has totaled 38 goals and 49 assists for 87 points in 174 regular-season contests. He has tallied two goals and three assists in 35 career NHL outings.
The Merrimack, N.H., native was originally signed by Buffalo as a free agent on April 2, 2013.