Former player Jay Leach ready to take the reigns of Providence Bruins

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(Steve Babineau/Boston Bruins)

PROVIDENCE — Mike Sullivan, the two-time Stanley Cup-winning coach with the Pittsburgh Penguins, began his coaching career with the Providence Bruins in 2002.

He had recently retired from playing and quickly made the transition to the coaching ranks. It was evident from Day 1 he had the passion, knowledge, and conviction to become a successful coach in pro hockey.

Jay Leach is cut from the same cloth.