September 12, 1989 |
Simsbury, Connecticut, USA
|Height||6 ft 3 in (191 cm)|
|Weight||210 lb (95 kg; 15 st 0 lb)|
|NHL team (P)
Providence Bruins (AHL)
|NHL Draft||35th overall, 2007
Tommy Cross (born September 12, 1989) is an American professional ice hockey defenseman. He is currently playing with the Providence Bruins of the American Hockey League (AHL) while under contract to the Boston Bruins of the National Hockey League (NHL). Cross was selected by the Bruins in the second round (35th overall) of the 2007 NHL Entry Draft.
Cross played high school hockey when he was first originally drafted by major junior club, the Moncton Wildcats of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League, 252nd overall in the 2006 Entry Draft. Cross with little intention to pursue a major junior career in Canada continued his development through prep and featured with the Ohio Junior Blue Jackets of the United States Hockey League to end the 2007–08 season. He committed to a collegiate career with Boston College of the Hockey East.
At the conclusion of his senior season culminating in Captaining the Eagles to his second NCAA Championship, Cross was signed by the Bruins to a two-year entry-level contract on April 11, 2012. Cross immediately made his professional debut at the tail end of the 2011–12 season, with Boston's AHL affiliate, the Providence Bruins.
After two seasons with the P-Bruins, having solidified a position on the blueline, Cross was given a one-year extension to remain in the organization on July 18, 2014. In the 2014–15 season, in his third full season in the AHL, Cross established career highs offensively with 4 goals and 18 assists for 22 points in 54 games.
Cross was announced as the Providence Bruins captain to begin the 2015–16 season. He featured in the opening two games with Providence before he received his first NHL recall by Boston on October 14, 2015. He made his long awaited NHL debut with the Bruins, alongside fellow team-mate Tyler Randell in a 6-2 victory over the Colorado Avalanche on October 15, 2015. He later registered his first point, an assist, in his second career game against the Arizona Coyotes on October 17, 2015.
Regular season and playoffs
|2006–07||U.S. National Development Team||NAHL||2||0||2||2||0||—||—||—||—||—|
|2007–08||Ohio Junior Blue Jackets||USHL||9||0||4||4||8||—||—||—||—||—|
|2012–13||South Carolina Stingrays||ECHL||24||6||13||19||23||—||—||—||—||—|
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- "Bruins announce six roster transactions". Boston Bruins. 2014-07-18. Retrieved 2014-07-18.
- "NHL debut a long time coming for Bruins duo". Boston Globe. 2015-10-15. Retrieved 2015-10-15.
- "Bruins top Coyotes for second straight win". National Hockey League. 2015-10-17. Retrieved 2015-10-17.