Tommy Cross has been re-signed by the Bruins.

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Bruins re-sign Tommy Cross to 1-year deal

Ty Anderson
June 14, 2017 - 5:59 pm

In a calm before the storm that begins with next week's expansion draft, Bruins general manager Don Sweeney continued to take care of some housekeeping on Wednesday afternoon, signing depth defenseman Tommy Cross to a one-year, two-way contract worth $650,000 at the NHL level. 

The Connecticut-born Cross did not play in a regular-season game for the Bruins this past season, instead setting career highs in goals (12), assists (23), points (35), and plus/minus (plus-18) in 74 games for the P-Bruins. He also appeared in 16 postseason games with Providence, notching two goals and seven assists for nine points with 20 penalty minutes.

The 27-year-old Cross, a second-round draft choice of the B's all the way back in 2007, did however skate in one playoff game for the Big B's this spring, with one assist and two blocked shots in 13:08 of action in the club's 4-3 overtime loss to the Senators in Game 3. Before that, the 6-foot-3's last NHL taste came during a three-game cameo in 2015-16. 

A stay-at-home, shutdown defender at the AHL level, Cross has been the captain of the P-Bruins for the past two seasons, and will continue to skate in that role as two of the club's top defensive prospects (Jeremy Lauzon and Jakub Zboril) are expected to make their jump from juniors to the AHL next season. 

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