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John Ferguson

GENERAL MANAGER

John Ferguson is in his eighth season in the Bruins organization, as he joined the hockey operations staff on June 27, 2014, and was named General Manager of the Providence Bruins on September 15, 2016.

In addition to his role as General Manager in Providence, he serves as the Executive Director of Player Personnel for the Boston Bruins, scouting at the professional and amateur levels with an eye to adding both prospects and roster players to the team. He also serves as an advisor in evaluating potential trades, signings and other transactions.

The Montreal native brought a wealth of experience to Boston's front office, as he joined the Bruins having run every facet of a hockey operations department. He has previously served for six seasons as the Director of Pro Scouting for the San Jose Sharks (2008-14), four-plus seasons as Vice President and General Manager of the Toronto Maple Leafs (2003-08), and six seasons as Assistant General Manager and Director of Hockey Operations with the St. Louis Blues (1997-2003). He has also been both an amateur and professional scout for the Ottawa Senators.

Ferguson played college hockey at Providence College and was drafted by Montreal as a 12th round selection in the 1985 NHL Entry Draft. He played four seasons at the AHL level before earning his law degree in 1995, and he was a player agent for one season in 1996-97.

He and his wife Stephanie have four children, sons Johnny and Nicholas and daughters Emily and Grace.

Ryan Mougenel

HEAD COACH

Ryan Mougenel enters his first season as head coach of the Providence Bruins after spending the previous three seasons as an assistant coach for the team. Prior to joining the P-Bruins in 2018-19, he spent four seasons as an assistant coach with San Jose’s AHL affiliates. He began working under head coach Roy Sommer in 2014 with the Worcester Sharks and kept his role as when the franchise relocated to San Jose as the Barracuda. Mougenel’s teams made the playoffs each of those seasons highlighted by a Pacific Division Championship and run to the Conference Finals in 2017. His first taste of AHL coaching experience came in 2013-14 as an assistant coach with Hershey.

The native of Scarborough, Ontario got his coaching start in the ECHL with the Fresno Falcons from 2005-2009. Working as the assistant coach, his team made the postseason in each of his first three seasons. He then moved on to become the head coach of the ECHL’s Las Vegas Wranglers from 2009-13. The Wranglers qualified for the postseason with Mougenel at the helm in each of his four seasons, highlighted by a run to the Finals in 2011-12. He was a head coach in the 2011 ECHL All Star game and was promoted to General Manager of Las Vegas during his final ECHL season.

Prior to coaching, Mougenel played parts of six pro seasons between the AHL and ECHL. His lone season of AHL action came with Rochester in 1999-00, suiting up in 20 games for the Amerks registering a goal. He spent five years in the ECHL from 1997-03 with Atlantic City, Chesapeake, Hampton Roads and Jackson scoring 105 points (46g-59a) and 271 penalty minutes over 180 games. He was part of Atlantic City’s 2003 Kelly Cup Championship team, scoring a goal and eight assists over 17 playoff games.

Trent Whitfield

ASSISTANT COACH

Trent Whitfield enters his sixth season as an assistant coach for the Providence Bruins. He recently served as assistant coach of the Calgary Hitmen of the Western Hockey League (WHL) in 2015-16. The previous season he was assistant coach of the Portland Pirates of the American Hockey League (AHL) in 2014-15.

Whitfield enjoyed a successful 15-year playing career at the ECHL, AHL and NHL levels. The 5-foot-11, 209-pound forward skated in 194 NHL games with the Boston Bruins, St. Louis Blues, Washington Capitals and N.Y. Rangers, compiling 11 goals and 18 assists for 29 points with 104 penalty minutes. He also made 18 NHL playoff game appearances, including four with the Bruins. Whitfield played in 812 games at the AHL level with the Providence Bruins, Peoria Rivermen and Portland Pirates, totaling 247 goals and 349 assists for 596 points with 564 penalty minutes. During his final season as a pro, Whitfield was the alternate captain of HC Bolzano of the Austrian Hockey League (EBEL) in 2013-14, where he recorded 14 goals and 18 assists for 32 points in 54 games.

Whitfield served as a captain on six teams, in addition to his one season as an alternate captain for HC Bolzano in 2013-14. He wore the “C” for the Providence Bruins in 2009-10, 2011-12 and 2012-13, for the Peoria Rivermen in 2008-09 and for the Spokane Chiefs (WHL) in 1996-97.

The Alameda, Saskatchewan native was originally selected by the Bruins in the fourth round (100th overall) of the 1996 NHL Entry Draft.



Team Support Staff

Dustin Stuck

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HEAD ATHLETIC TRAINER

Entering his fourth year with the Providence Bruins, Dustin Stuck is the Head Athletic Trainer. Prior to coming to Providence, Stuck recently finished his Graduate Assistantship at Penn State University working as an Athletic Trainer. He obtained his Master’s Degree from Penn State University in Educational Leadership and Administration as well as receiving his Bachelor of Science in Athletic Training from Alvernia University. Stuck spent several years as a volunteer Athletic Trainer for the Hershey Bears and the 25-year-old from Palmyra, Pennsylvania currently resides with his wife Rachel. 

Rob Tagle

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ASSISTANT ATHLETIC TRAINER

Rob Tagle is entering his second season as the Assistant Athletic Trainer with the Providence Bruins. A native of West Freehold, New Jersey, Tagle spent the last two seasons with the ECHL's Worcester Railers, serving as the Head Athletic Trainer and Strength Coach. Prior to his time in Worcester, Tagle served as the Head Athletic Trainer with the Western Hockey League's Everett Silvertips. Before moving out west to Everett, Tagle spent one season with the AHL's Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins as the team's Assistant Athletic Trainer. 

Tim Lebbossiere

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STRENGTH & CONDITIONING COACH

Tim Lebbossiere is in his third year with Providence as the Strength and Conditioning Coach. Prior to joining the P-Bruins, Lebbossiere spent last season as a Graduate Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach at Lindenwood University. He spent 2016-17 as a Volunteer Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach at Quinnipiac University. Lebbossiere also spent time with USA Hockey, UMass Lowell and DC Strength and Fitness. Currently living in North Providence, he received a Bachelor of Science in Applied Exercise Science from Springfield College in 2016 and is finishing his Master of Science in Human Performance from Lindenwood.

Anthony Pelleccione

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HEAD EQUIPMENT MANAGER

In his seventh season with Providence, Anthony Pelleccione is in his fouth year as the Head Equipment Manager for the P-Bruins. Prior to his promotion, Pelleccione was an Assistant Equipment Manager for the P-Bruins for nearly two years and broke in with the organization as a member of game night equipment staff. Pelleccione obtained a Bachelor of Science from New England Institute of Technology in Criminal Justice in 2016 and currently resides in North Kingston, Rhode Island. 

Corey Wood

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ASST. EQUIPMENT MANAGER

Corey Wood is in his season with the Providence Bruins as the Assistant Equipment Manager. Prior to being hired by the P-Bruins, Wood served as the Assistant Equipment Manager for the AHL's Albany Devils. Wood served on Albany's staff for both the 2015-16 and 2016-17 seasons.

David Pezzullo

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PHYSICAL THERAPIST

Entering his tenth season with Providence, David Pezzullo is the P-Bruins Physical Therapist. Prior to working with the Providence Bruins, Pezzullo served as the Athletic Trainer and Physical Therapist for the University of Rhode Island Men’s and Women’s Ice Hockey team. Pezzullo received his Bachelor of Science in Physical Therapy from the University of Connecticut and a Master’s of Science in Sports and Orthopedic Physical Therapy from the University of Pittsburgh. He currently resides in Narragansett, Rhode Island with his wife Shelby and their two children, Alyssa and Thomas. 

Chris Krenn

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COMMUNICATIONS

Chris Krenn enters the 2020-21 season in his second year with the Bruins and will serve as a Communications Specialist and the primary media contact for Providence. Prior to being hired by the Bruins, Krenn served as the Brian Fishman Intern with USA Hockey in Colorado Springs, Colorado and Plymouth, Michigan. Before joining USA Hockey, Krenn worked in Columbus, Ohio as the Communications Graduate Assistant with the Columbus Blue Jackets. Before his time in Columbus, Krenn's career in hockey began with the Tampa Bay Lightning as a Public Relations Intern.

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