BOSTON - Boston Bruins General Manager Don Sweeney announced today, June 14, that the team has signed defenseman Tommy Cross to a one-year, two-way contract through the 2017-18 season worth $650,000 at the NHL level.
Cross, 27, appeared in one playoff game for the Bruins during the 2016-17 season, registering an assist in the contest. He skated in three NHL games with the Bruins during the 2015-16 season, collecting one assist and a plus/minus rating of minus-one.
The Hartford, Connecticut native played 74 games for Providence during the 2016-17 season, setting career highs in goals (12), assists (23), points (35), and plus/minus (plus-18). He also appeared in 16 postseason games, notching two goals and seven assists for nine points with 20 penalty minutes.
The former Boston College standout has appeared in 291 career AHL games, notching 23 goals and 75 assists. He has amassed 330 penalty minutes and a plus/minus rating of plus-34.
The 6-foot-3, 205-pound defenseman was drafted by the Bruins in the second round (35th overall) of the 2007 NHL Entry Draft.