Every American Hockey League team loves to fill in the outskirts of its lineup with a player or two with local ties.

Today the Bruins’ Providence (AHL) farm club moved to do that by re-signing center Kyle MacKinnon to an AHL deal.

MacKinnon,23, was a four-year standout at Providence College before he joined the P-Bruins for five games at the end of last season. He scored 23 points (14 goals) in 34 games for the Friars as a senior, and then put up 1-2-3 totals for the P-Bruins.

A 5-foot-11 pivot, MacKinnon should provide the P-Bruins with added depth at center. You can never be too strong down the middle.