It’s confirmed! The two players of Boston Bruins are still staying with Don Sweeney’s squad. It seems that the B’s still have faith on these big guys.
Well, the team has re-signed prospects Tommy Cross and Tyler Randell. The 25-year-old defenseman and the 24-year-old forward respectively will be back for another year of NHL deals. Each will be receiving one-year, two-way deals worth $600,000.
Cross, a blue line talent, is a former 2nd round pick of the 2007 draft. He played in Providence with the Bruins’ AHL club for the past 3 years, with an appearance in the ECHL with the South Carolina Stingrays. Before that, the American pro played for Boston College. The defenseman finished last season with 4 goals and 18 assists. The former Boston College star seems energetic and understands positioning. Actually, he looks a physically dominant two-way defenseman if given the opportunity.
Drafted in the sixth round of the 2009 NHL Entry Draft, Randell has also spent the past three seasons with Providence, with an appearance in the ECHL. The Canadian forward played 74 games with the Baby Bruins last season and had 11 goals and 9 assists.
Randell has shown in the past that he’s got the energy and power needed to make a mark in the game. If this guy gets to prove that he can display more offense in his game than initially expected, he might then secure a more long-term spot with the club.
Certainly, Tommy and Tyler fit into the Bruins strong defensive system. We just hope that they will be given more opportunities to thrive in their respective positions and of course, to showcase their skills.
Hopefully, the two pro hockey players can get an extremely effective training camp so as to fully prepare them before the new season kicks off in October. Who knows, they may be of great help to the team in joining the Stanley Cup Playoffs. We’ll bewatching out for that.