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B’s ink prospects Fitzgerald, Johansson to entry-level deals

2013 NHL Draft - Portraits

NEWARK, NJ - JUNE 30: Ryan Fitzgerald, 120th pick overall by the Boston Bruins, poses for a portrait during the 2013 NHL Draft at the Prudential Center on June 30, 2013 in Newark, New Jersey. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

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Boston has brought a pair of talented youngsters into the fold.

Forward Ryan Fitzgerald, who just wrapped his senior season at Boston College, and defenseman Emil Johansson -- who spent this year playing in the Swedish Hockey League -- have signed their entry-level deals and will begin playing with the club’s AHL affiliate in Providence.

Fitzgerald -- who’s father, Tom, is the assistant GM in New Jersey -- scored 31 points in 34 games for BC this year, serving as an alternate captain. He was originally taken by Boston in the fourth round (120th overall) of the ’13 draft.

Johansson, 20, was a seventh-round pick in ’14 that’s panned out pretty well. He scored a career-high seven goals and 17 points in 49 games for Djugardens this year, appearing in three playoff contests.