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The Boston Bruins have a new East Coast Hockey League affiliate.
Bruins general manager Don Sweeney announced Thursday that the team has come to terms with the Gwinnett Gladiators on an affiliate relationship for the 2015-16 season. As a result, Boston can designate players in its development system to the ECHL team for the upcoming season.
“The Boston Bruins and Providence Bruins are very excited to be forging a new development affiliation with the Gladiators,” Sweeney said in a press release Thursday. “Working with a proud franchise and being a part of the passionate fans in the Duluth community will provide a tremendous opportunity for our young players to continue to grow and help them to reach their full potential as professional hockey players.”
This isn’t the first ECHL affiliation for the Bruins, as they have previously aligned with the South Carolina Stingrays and Reading Royals.
Thumbnail photo via Greg M. Cooper/USA TODAY Sports Images

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