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06-30-2012, 10:23 PM
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Tommy Cross article
has a feature article on Bruins defense prospect Tommy Cross:
Cross graduated from BC as Captain of the NCAA champion Eagles and now moves on to develop himself as a pro in Providence. P-Bruins Coach Cassidy is suggesting that Cross model his play after Bruins defenseman Dennis Seidenberg.
“[Development] camp has been a great learning tool for me. It just so happened that I came to the first one when I was 17 years old and went to college for four years. I wouldn’t change that experience at all.”
Now the 22-year-old Cross is signed, sealed and delivered to the Bruins, and he’s likely headed to the Providence Bruins for some AHL seasoning while preparing for a run at an NHL job. Cross helped the Eagles to a pair of NCAA championships and overcame knee injuries that hampered his development in college, and now the Bruins are hoping that the 6-foot-3, 195-pound bruiser develops that same winning aura in the pros as he did in college.
Providence Bruins coach Bruce Cassidy said he’d encourage Cross to watch video of Bruins defenseman Dennis Seidenberg if he’s looking for directions to take his on-ice game. “He’s a very mature guy, he’s a winner and I think he’s going to figure it out. Whether he’s good enough, who knows? But that’s the game he needs to bring to us. Because he’s a big-bodied guy he can be a Seidenberg-type player where he physically moves guys and can make that good first pass.”
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