Bruins Sign Boston College Defenseman Tommy Cross to Entry-Level Contract

Bruins Sign Boston College Defenseman Tommy Cross to Entry-Level ContractTommy Cross is fresh off a national championship as a member of the Boston College Eagles, and now he’s part of the Stanley Cup champion Boston Bruins organization.

Cross, a defenseman, has been signed to an entry-level contract, Bruins general manager Peter Chiarelli said Tuesday.

Cross will report to the Providence Bruins and is expected to lace up his skates Friday for some action against the Bridgeport Sound Tigers, according to Boston Bruins Media Relations. The 6-foot-3, 215-pound defenseman hails from Simsbury, Conn., and was drafted 35th by the Bruins in 2007 NHL Entry Draft. Since then, he has participated in the Bruins’ Summer Development Camps each year.

As Boston College played its way to an NCAA championship this year, Cross set career highs in games played (44), assists (19), points (34) and penalty minutes (66).

Cross was the Eagles’ captain this year. He played for Boston College for four years and 134 regular-season games, also winning a national title in 2010.