The Providence Bruins keep quietly banking wins and points. They don’t have a Calder Cup championship to defend. They haven’t chased records. But they are putting together yet another impressive season.
Before the Boston Bruins and Dallas Stars dropped the puck at TD Garden on Monday afternoon, Boston head coach Jim Montgomery referred to Justin Brazeau as a “great story.” But it’s fair to assume even Montgomery could not have predicted the impact Brazeau would have in his first-ever NHL game.
It’s rare for a hockey player to play his college and professional games in the same city. Michael Callahan, defenseman for the Providence Bruins, has relished that opportunity.
All Dennis Bonvie needed was a chance. And once it came, he was determined to make the most of it.
Providence Bruins forward Georgii Merkulov, Ontario Reign defenseman Brandt Clarke and Hershey Bears goaltender Clay Stevenson have been selected as the league’s award winners for December.
Brandon Bussi understands how fortunate he is to be a professional hockey player. So if you see a group of Providence Bruins visiting a school, hospital or other places in the community, most likely Bussi will be among them.
There are roster spots up for grabs in Boston, which could benefit Georgii Merkulov – the top scorer on the Providence Bruins last year.
Veteran AHL defenseman Tommy Cross has announced his retirement from pro hockey.
Patrice Bergeron, an AHL All-Star during the 2004-05 season while skating for the Providence Bruins, has announced his retirement.
Fabian Lysell is looking for a clean slate in 2023-24 after an up-and-down season with the Providence Bruins.