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By Benjamin Woodward (@_BWoodward)
Player: Tommy Cross
2011-’12 Team: Boston College Eagles (NCAA)
Drafted: Second Round (35th Overall), 2007
Vitals: 6’3”, 200 lbs., Age 22
Hometown: Hartford, Connecticut
Camp Observations: Since its inception in the summer of 2007, the name “Tommy Cross” has been synonymous with Boston Bruins’ rookie development camp. So much so that 2012 third round draft choice Matt Grzelcyk (Charlestown, MA) spoke about coming to Ristuccia Arena in years past to see the young defenseman skate alongside the likes of Milan Lucic, David Krejci, Tuukka Rask and Adam McQuaid. After making an appearance – whether on the ice or off of it – in each of the Bruins’ first six development camps, the 2007 second round draft pick appears to be ready to finally take the next step in his career.
Future: Cross’ four-year journey with Coach Jerry York and the Boston College Eagles came complete with two NCAA National Championships ...