|2021–22 AHL season|
|City||Providence, Rhode Island|
|League||American Hockey League|
|Home arena||Dunkin' Donuts Center|
|Colors||Black, gold, white|
|Owner(s)||H. Larue Renfroe|
|Head coach||Ryan Mougenel|
Stereo 1230 WBLQ
The Providence Journal
|Affiliates||Boston Bruins (NHL)|
Maine Mariners (ECHL)
|Regular season titles||3: (1998–99, 2007–08, 2012–13)|
|Division Championships||7: (1992–93, 1998–99, 2002–03, 2007–08, 2012–13, 2019–20, 2020–21)|
|Conference Championships||1: (1998–99)|
|Calder Cups||1: (1998–99)|
The Providence Bruins are a professional ice hockey team in the American Hockey League (AHL), and are the primary development team for the Boston Bruins of the National Hockey League (NHL). They play at the Dunkin' Donuts Center in Providence, Rhode Island.
The Providence Bruins began operation for the start of the 1992–93 AHL season after Providence mayor Buddy Cianci negotiated a deal with the owners of the Maine Mariners franchise, Frank DuRoss and Ed Anderson, to relocate their club. The move saw AHL hockey return to Providence for the first time since the Providence Reds, a founding member of the AHL, left town in 1977.
The Bruins captured their first AHL Calder Cup in the 1999 playoffs, after a regular season in which they dominated the league with 56 regular season wins. Led by rookie head coach Peter Laviolette and paced by Les Cunningham Award winner Randy Robitaille, the Bruins went from only 19 victories the previous season, to dropping the Rochester Americans four games to one to skate away with the league championship.
In the 2001–02 season, the Providence Bruins contracted with then-13-year-old musician Ben Schwartz to work as the official organist at all home games. As a result, Schwartz, who provided music for seven years until the conclusion of the 2007–08 season, is the youngest organist to ever work for a professional North American sports franchise in history.
In August 2006, DuRoss sold his majority interest in the club to Massachusetts businessman H. Larue Renfroe.
After the 2019–20 season was curtailed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the P-Bruins moved to a temporary home in the New England Sports Center in Marlborough, Massachusetts, as the Dunkin' Donuts Center was being used by the state of Rhode Island for pandemic-related operations. The New England Sport Center is also owned by team owner H. Larue Renfroe.
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- Providence Reds (1926–1977)
|Calder Cup Champions||Conference Champions||Division Champions|
|1992–93||80||46||32||2||—||—||94||.588||384||348||1st, North||1993||—||L, 2–4, SPR||—||—||—|
|1993–94||80||28||39||13||—||—||69||.431||283||319||5th, North||1994||—||Did not qualify|
|1994–95||80||39||30||11||—||—||89||.556||300||268||3rd, North||1995||—||W, 4–3, POR||L, 2–4, ALB||—||—|
|1995–96||80||30||36||10||4||—||74||.463||249||280||4th, North||1996||—||L, 1–3, SPR||—||—||—|
|1996–97||80||35||40||3||2||—||75||.469||262||289||4th, New England||1997||—||W, 3–2, WOR||L, 1–4, SPR||—||—|
|1997–98||80||19||49||7||5||—||50||.313||211||301||5th, New England||1998||—||Did not qualify|
|1998–99||80||56||16||4||4||—||120||.750||321||223||1st, New England||1999||—||W, 3–1, WOR||W, 4–0, HWP||W, 4–2, FRE||W, 4–1, RCH|
|1999–00||80||33||38||6||3||—||75||.469||231||269||5th, New England||2000||—||W, 3–0, QUE||W, 4–0, LOW||L, 3–4, HWP||—|
|2000–01||80||35||31||10||4||—||84||.525||245||242||3rd, New England||2001||—||W, 3–2, HWP||W, 4–3, WOR||L, 1–4, SJF||—|
|2001–02||80||35||33||8||4||—||82||.513||190||223||3rd, East||2002||L, 0–2, SJM||—||—||—||—|
|2002–03||80||44||20||11||5||—||104||.650||268||227||1st, North||2003||BYE||L, 1–3, MTB||—||—||—|
|2003–04||80||36||29||11||4||—||87||.544||170||170||4th, Atlantic||2004||L, 0–2, POR||—||—||—||—|
|2004–05||80||40||30||—||3||7||90||.563||211||202||4th, Atlantic||2005||—||W, 4–2, MCH||W, 4–1, LOW||L, 2–4, PHI||—|
|2005–06||80||43||31||—||1||5||92||.575||254||217||4th, Atlantic||2006||—||L, 2–4, POR||—||—||—|
|2006–07||80||44||30||—||2||4||94||.588||251||218||3rd, Atlantic||2007||—||W, 4–3, HWP||L, 2–4, MCH||—||—|
|2007–08||80||55||18||—||3||4||117||.731||280||206||1st, Atlantic||2008||—||W, 4–0, MCH||L, 2–4, POR||—||—|
|2008–09||80||43||29||—||2||6||94||.588||238||232||2nd, Atlantic||2009||—||W, 4–1, POR||W, 4–2, WOR||L, 1–4, HER||—|
|2009–10||80||36||38||—||5||1||78||.488||207||226||7th, Atlantic||2010||—||Did not qualify|
|2010–11||80||38||36||—||3||3||82||.513||209||252||5th, Atlantic||2011||—||Did not qualify|
|2011–12||76||35||34||—||3||4||77||.507||193||214||4th, Atlantic||2012||—||Did not qualify|
|2012–13||76||50||21||—||0||5||105||.691||222||183||1st, Atlantic||2013||—||W, 3–2, HER||L, 3–4, WBS||—||—|
|2013–14||76||40||25||—||2||9||91||.599||233||210||3rd, Atlantic||2014||—||W, 3–2, SPR||L, 3–4, WBS||—||—|
|2014–15||76||41||26||—||7||2||91||.599||209||185||2nd, Atlantic||2015||—||L, 2–3, HFD||—||—||—|
|2015–16||76||41||22||—||9||4||95||.625||238||198||2nd, Atlantic||2016||—||L, 0–3, WBS||—||—||—|
|2016–17||76||43||23||—||6||4||96||.632||229||188||4th, Atlantic||2017||—||W, 3–2, WBS||W, 4–3, HER||L, 1–4, SYR||—|
|2017–18||76||45||26||—||3||2||95||.625||231||187||4th, Atlantic||2018||—||L, 1–3, LV||—||—||—|
|2018–19||76||38||27||—||8||3||87||.572||228||212||4th, Atlantic||2019||—||L, 1–3, CHA||—||—||—|
|2019–20||62||38||18||—||3||3||82||.661||197||154||1st, Atlantic||2020||Season cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic|
|2020–21||25||15||6||—||2||2||32||.680||78||60||1st, Atlantic||2021||No playoffs were held|
- Keith McCambridge, 2000–2002
- Rich Brennan, 2002–2004
- Jay Henderson, 2004–2005
- Sean Curry, 2005–2006
- Nate Thompson, 2006–2008
- Jeremy Reich, 2008–2009
- Trent Whitfield, 2009–2010
- Jeremy Reich, 2010–2011
- Trent Whitfield, 2011–2013
- Mike Moore, 2013–2014
- Craig Cunningham, 2014–2015
- Tommy Cross, 2015–2018
- Jordan Szwarz, 2018–2019
- Paul Carey, 2019–2021
List of Providence Bruins alumni who played more than 100 games in Providence and 100 or more games in the National Hockey League:
- Nick Boynton
- Kevin Dallman
- Aaron Downey
- Peter Ferraro
- Jonathan Girard
- John Grahame
- Andy Hilbert
- Jamie Huscroft
- Milan Jurcina
- Cameron Mann
- Brad Marchand
- Adam McQuaid
- Eric Nickulas
- Colton Orr
- Tuukka Rask
- Andrew Raycroft
- Jeremy Reich
- Wade Brookbank
- Randy Robitaille
- Jon Rohloff
- Andre Roy
- Cam Stewart
- Mark Stuart
- Tim Sweeney
- Tim Thomas
- Mattias Timander
- Landon Wilson
- Sergei Zholtok
Franchise records and leaders
- Single season
- Goals: Tim Sweeney, 41, (1992–93)
- Assists: Randy Robitaille, 74, (1998–99)
- Points: Randy Robitaille, 102, (1998–99)
- Penalty minutes: Aaron Downey, 407, (1997–98)
- GAA: Tim Thomas, 1.84, (2003–04)
- SV%: Tim Thomas, .941, (2003–04)
- Career goals: Andy Hilbert, 101, (2001–2005)
- Career assists: Andy Hilbert, 109, (2001–2005)
- Career points: Andy Hilbert, 210, (2001–2005)
- Career penalty minutes: Aaron Downey, 1059, (1997–2000, 2007)
- Career goaltending wins: Zane McIntyre, 86, (2015–2019)
- Career shutouts: Zane McIntyre (2015–2019), 11
- Career games: Jay Henderson, 278, (1998–2003, 2004–2005)
These are the top-ten point-scorers for the Providence Bruins in the AHL. Figures are updated after each completed season.
Note: Pos = Position; GP = Games Played; G = Goals; A = Assists; Pts = Points; P/G = Points per game;= current Providence player
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