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Breaking: Bruins have signed a promising defenseman to a 1-year deal!

Don Sweeney officially made the announcement on Wednesday!

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Don Sweeney officially made the announcement on Wednesday

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 as reported on the NHL.com official website.

Cross 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. After, he committed to a collegiate career with Boston College of the Hockey East where he was seen by the Boston Bruins.

Cross was announced as the Providence Bruins captain to begin the 2015–16 season. 

Scouting report found on Hockey's future describe him as "big defenseman who is not only strong on his skates but can turn on the jets when necessary. Overall he sees the ice well and has considerable hockey sense. He uses his size and strength, along with good stickhandling ability to effectively shut down opponents around his net and along the boards. Cross will play physical game with an emphasis on his defensive play but does have a strong shot and some limited offensive capabilities."