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Providence Bruins
City: Providence, Rhode Island
League: American Hockey League
Conference: Eastern Conference
Division: Atlantic Division
Founded: 1992
Home Arena: Dunkin' Donuts Center
Colors: Black, gold, white

              

Owner(s): H. Larue Renfroe
General Manager: Peter Chiarelli
Head Coach: Rob Murray
Media: The Providence Journal, Providence Bruins Radio Network
Affiliates: Boston Bruins (NHL)
Franchise history
1977 to 1992: Maine Mariners
1992 to 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 is 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, USA at the Dunkin' Donuts Center.

History

The Providence Bruins began operation for the start of the 1992-1993 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 2007-2008 season, holds the distinction of being the youngest organist to ever work for a professional North American sports franchise in history.[1][2]

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