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Providence Bruins
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City: Providence, Rhode Island
League: American Hockey League
Conference: Eastern Conference
Division: Atlantic Division
Founded: 1992
Home Arena: Dunkin' Donuts Center
Colors: Black, gold, white

              

Owner(s): H. Larue Renfroe
General Manager: Don Sweeney
Head Coach: Kevin Dean (2016-17)
Media: The Providence Journal, Providence Bruins Radio Network
Affiliates: Boston Bruins (NHL), Gwinnett Gladiators (ECHL)
Franchise history
1977–1992: Maine Mariners
1992–present: Providence Bruins
Championships
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 is an ice hockey team in the American Hockey League, and are the primary development team for the NHL's Boston Bruins. They play in Providence, Rhode Island at the Dunkin' Donuts Center.

History[]

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 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 4 games to 1 to skate away with the league championship. The P-Bruins main rival is the nearby Portland Pirates.

In the 2001–2002 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, holds the distinction of being the youngest organist to ever work for a professional North American sports franchise in history.[1]

The Bruins will open the 2010-11 AHL Season with a home-and-home matchup against the Springfield Falcons. The Bruins will host on October 8, 2010 in Providence, and the Falcons will host on October 9, 2010 in Springfield. To honor the 75th anniversary of the American Hockey League, each team will wear throwback jerseys. The Bruins will wear the jerseys of the Providence Reds while the Falcons will wear the jerseys of the Springfield Indians.

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Team records[]

Single season[]

Goals: 41 Flag of the United States Tim Sweeney (1992–93)
Assists: 74 Flag of Canada Randy Robitaille (1998–99)
Points: 102 Randy Robitaille (1998–99)
Penalty minutes: 407 Flag of Canada Aaron Downey (1997–98)
GAA: 1.84 Flag of the United States Tim Thomas (2003–04)
SV%: .941 Tim Thomas (2003–04)

Career[]

Career goals: 101 Flag of the United States Andy Hilbert  (2001-2005)
Career assists: 109 Andy Hilbert (2001-2005)
Career points: 210 Andy Hilbert (2001-2005)
Career penalty minutes: 1059 Aaron Downey (1997-2000, 2007)
Career goaltending wins: 86 Flag of the United States Zane McIntyre, (2015–2019)
Career shutouts: 11 Zane McIntyre (2015–2019)
Career games: 278 Flag of Canada Jay Henderson (1998-2003, 2004-2005)

Season-by-season results[]

Calder Cup Champions Conference Champions Division Champions

Records as of the 2020–21 AHL season.[2]

Regular season Playoffs
Season Games Won Lost Tied OTL SOL Points PCT Goals
for
Goals
against
Standing Year Prelims 1st
round
2nd
round
3rd
round
Finals
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

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Notable alumni[]

List of Providence Bruins alumni who played more than 100 games in Providence and 100 or more games in the National Hockey League:

External links[]

References[]

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