Friday on the Farm: Providence Bruins Highlights

PHILADELPHIA, PA - SEPTEMBER 19: Bruins C Jack Studnicka (68) chases the puck after a faceoff in the first period during the game between the Boston Bruins and Philadelphia Flyers on September 19, 2019 at Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, PA. (Photo by Kyle Ross/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)
PHILADELPHIA, PA - SEPTEMBER 19: Bruins C Jack Studnicka (68) chases the puck after a faceoff in the first period during the game between the Boston Bruins and Philadelphia Flyers on September 19, 2019 at Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, PA. (Photo by Kyle Ross/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images) /
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NEWARK, NEW JERSEY – SEPTEMBER 16: Paul Carey #34 of the Boston Bruins skates against the New Jersey Devils during preseason action at the Prudential Center on September 16, 2019 in Newark, New Jersey. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images) /

Carey and Petrovic offer experience

Boston signed veteran Paul Carey this offseason. He’s set to be an important piece in Providence’s lineup. In fact, the team named Carey captain for this season.

Carey, the Weymouth native and Boston College graduate, adds a lot of experience to a youthful Providence squad. He’s played in 99 NHL games with Colorado, Washington, New York, Boston, and Ottawa.

Carey comes off another dominant AHL season. He averaged around a point per game in his last three seasons in the minors.

Expect Carey to anchor Providence’s top line this year. He’ll be a great mentor for the young players, and he’ll be one of Boston’s first emergency callups.

Alex Petrovic is another veteran who joins Carey in Providence. Boston invited Petrovic to training camp on a PTO, and then he signed a one-year deal.

Petrovic has 263 games of NHL experience, so he adds depth to Boston’s blueline. He provides some extra reinforcement in case Boston deals with injuries. If not, he’ll be a steady presence in Providence.

Carey and Petrovic probably don’t have big roles in Boston’s future. They nevertheless can impact how Providence’s young players grow and develop into NHL players.

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