Bruins Re-Sign Tommy Cross and Tyler Randell


Defenseman Tommy Cross #4 of the Boston College Eagles holds up the championship trophy after defeating the Ferris State Bulldogs during the NCAA Division 1 Men’s Hockey Championship Game at the Tampa Bay Times Forum on April 7, 2012 in Tampa, Florida.

(April 6, 2012 – Source: J. Meric/Getty Images North America)

The Boston Bruins announced Thursday evening the team has re-signed prospects Tommy Cross and Tyler Randell. Each will be receiving one-year, two-way deals worth $600,000.

Tommy Cross is a former 2nd round pick of the 2007 draft. He played in Providence with the Bruins’ AHL club the past 3 years, with an appearance in the ECHL with the South Carolina Stingrays. Before that, Cross played for Boston College. The defenseman finished last season with 4 goals and 18 assists 54 games.

Tyler Randell is a forward who was selected in the 6th round of the 2009 draft. Randell, like Cross, has spent the past three seasons with Providence with an appearance in the ECHL. Randell played 74 games with the Baby Bruins last season and had 11 goals and 9 assists.

Randell and Cross have spent a considerable amount of time in the AHL and most likely will next season. Both are physical players who lack the offensive consistency to make it in the NHL. Both could possibly have a call-up here, or there, but will spend most of their time in the AHL.