CROSS RETURNS TO PROVIDENCE

Rookie defenseman has skated in 23 games for Providence

Providence, RI
- The Providence Bruins, in their 21st season in the American Hockey League, announced today that the Boston Bruins (NHL) have reassigned defenseman Tommy Cross to the Providence Bruins from the South Carolina Stingrays (ECHL).

Cross was assigned to South Carolina on February 13 after skating in 23 games for the Bruins since originally being assigned on November 30. The 6'3", 210-pound defenseman recorded 1+5=6 totals and 21 points. The Simsbury, Connecticut native was originally assigned to South Carolina on October 11. At the time of his assignment to Providence, Cross led the Stingrays in scoring with 17 points on six goals and 11 assists.

Cross, a four-year product of Boston College, joined Providence at the end of the 2011-12 season for two games. Boston's second round pick in the 2007 NHL Entry Draft won two NCAA Championships while at Boston College.