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, yellow, white

              

Owner(s): H. Larue Renfroe
General Manager: Peter Chiarelli
Head Coach: Bruce Cassidy
Media: The Providence Journal, Providence Bruins Radio Network
Affiliates: Boston Bruins (NHL)
Franchise history
1977–1992: Maine Mariners
1992–present: Providence Bruins
Championships
Regular Season Titles: 2 (1998–99, 2007–08)
Division Championships: 4 (1992–93, 1998–99, 2002–03, 2007–08)
Conference Championships: 1 (1998–99)
Calder Cups: 1 (1998–99)

The Providence Bruins are 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.

Official Providence Bruins Website: http://www.providencebruins.com/

History[edit | edit source]

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.

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.

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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Season-by-Season Results[edit | edit source]

Regular Season[edit | edit source]

Season Games Won Lost Tied OTL SOL Points Goals
For
Goals
Against
Standing
1992–93 80 46 32 2 94 384 348 1st, North
1993–94 80 28 39 13 69 283 319 5th, North
1994–95 80 39 30 11 89 300 268 3rd, North
1995–96 80 30 36 10 4 74 249 280 4th, North
1996–97 80 35 40 3 2 75 262 289 4th, New England
1997–98 80 19 49 7 5 50 211 301 5th, New England
1998–99 80 56 16 4 4 120 321 223 1st, New England
1999–00 80 33 38 6 3 75 231 269 5th, New England
2000–01 80 35 31 10 4 84 245 242 3rd, New England
2001–02 80 35 33 8 4 82 190 223 3rd, East
2002–03 80 44 20 11 5 104 268 227 1st, North
2003–04 80 36 29 11 4 87 170 170 4th, Atlantic
2004–05 80 40 30 7 3 90 211 202 4th, Atlantic
2005–06 80 43 31 1 5 92 254 217 4th, Atlantic
2006–07 80 44 30 2 4 94 251 218 3rd, Atlantic
2007–08 80 55 18 3 4 117 280 206 1st, Atlantic
2008–09 80 43 29 2 6 94 238 232 2nd, Atlantic
2009–10 80 36 38 5 1 78 207 226 7th, Atlantic
2010–11 80 38 36 3 3 82 209 252 5th, Atlantic
2011-12 76 35 34 - 3 4 77 193 214 4th, Atlantic

Playoffs[edit | edit source]

Season Prelim 1st Round 2nd Round 3rd Round Finals
1992–93 L, 2–4, SPR
1993–94 Out of playoffs.
1994–95 W, 4–3, PORT L, 2–4, ALB
1995–96 L, 1–3, SPR
1996–97 W, 3–2, WOR L, 1–4, SPR
1997–98 Out of playoffs.
1998–99 W, 3–1, WOR W, 4–0, HART W, 4–2, FRED W, 4–1, ROCH
1999–00 W, 3–0, QUE W, 4–0, LOW L, 3–4, HART
2000–01 W, 3–2, HART W, 4–3, WOR L, 1–4, SJNB
2001–02 L, 0–2, SJNL
2002–03 L, 1–3, MTB
2003–04 L, 0–2, PORT
2004–05 W, 4–2, MAN W, 4–1, LOW L, 2–4, PHIL
2005–06 L, 2–4, PORT
2006–07 W, 4–3, HART L, 2–4, MAN
2007–08 W, 4–0, MAN L, 2–4, PORT
2008–09 W, 4–1, PORT W, 4–2, WOR L, 1–4, HER
2009–10 Out of playoffs.
2010–11 Out of playoffs.
2011–12 Out of playoffs.
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