Tommy Cross

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Tommy Cross
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Born (1989-09-12) September 12, 1989 (age 26)
Simsbury, CT, USA
Height 6 ft 3 in (191 cm)
Weight 210 lb (95 kg; 15 st 0 lb)
Position Defense
Shoots Left
NHL team (P)
Cur. team
Boston Bruins
Providence Bruins (AHL)
NHL Draft 35th overall, 2007
Boston Bruins
Playing career 2012–present

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.

Playing career[edit]

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.[1] 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.[2] 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.[3] He later registered his first point, an assist, in his second career game against the Arizona Coyotes on October 17, 2015.[4]

Career statistics[edit]

Regular season and playoffs[edit]

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2004–05 Simsbury High USHS 23 5 40 45 18
2005–06 Simsbury High USHS 22 15 35 50 18
2006–07 Westminster Prep USHS 25 8 12 20 20
2006–07 U.S. National Development Team NAHL 2 0 2 2 0
2007–08 Westminster Prep USHS 19 5 16 21 20
2007–08 Ohio Junior Blue Jackets USHL 9 0 4 4 8
2008–09 Boston College HE 24 0 8 8 24
2009–10 Boston College HE 38 5 5 10 36
2010–11 Boston College HE 28 7 11 18 45
2011–12 Boston College HE 44 5 19 24 66
2011–12 Providence Bruins AHL 2 0 0 0 2
2012–13 South Carolina Stingrays ECHL 24 6 13 19 23
2012–13 Providence Bruins AHL 42 1 10 11 23 12 0 3 3 8
2013–14 Providence Bruins AHL 55 3 4 7 54 4 0 1 1 4
2014–15 Providence Bruins AHL 54 4 18 22 85 4 1 0 1 4
2015–16 Providence Bruins AHL 64 3 20 23 97 3 1 1 2 0
2015–16 Boston Bruins NHL 3 0 1 1 0
NHL totals 3 0 1 1 0

International[edit]

Year Team Event Result GP G A Pts PIM
2007 United States WJC18 2nd, silver medalist(s) 7 0 1 1 4
Junior totals 7 0 1 1 4

References[edit]

  1. ^ "B's sign Cross to entry-level deal". Boston Bruins. 2012-04-11. Retrieved 2012-04-11. 
  2. ^ "Bruins announce six roster transactions". Boston Bruins. 2014-07-18. Retrieved 2014-07-18. 
  3. ^ "NHL debut a long time coming for Bruins duo". Boston Globe. 2015-10-15. Retrieved 2015-10-15. 
  4. ^ "Bruins top Coyotes for second straight win". National Hockey League. 2015-10-17. Retrieved 2015-10-17. 

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