Sunday, June 30, 2013
B's draft Arnesson, Cehlarik, Fitzgerald
By James Murphy and Scott Barboza
The Boston Bruins selected Swedish defenseman Linus Arnesson with the 60th overall pick in the second round Sunday.
"Versatile defenseman, good skater, not necessarily a banger but a solid, two-way defenseman," Bruins GM Peter Chiarelli said of the 6-foot-2, 187-pound rearguard.
The Bruins did not make a first-round selection. In exchange for Jaromir Jagr, the Bruins traded a conditional pick to the Dallas Stars, who would have gotten Boston's second-rounder rather than the 29th overall selection if the Bruins hadn't reached the Eastern Conference finals.
In the third round Sunday, the Bruins took Slovakian forward Peter Cehlarik at 90th overall.
In the fourth round with the 120th overall pick, they chose North Reading native Ryan Fitzgerald, who's set to skate at Boston College next season. The 5-foot-9, 170-pound center and former Malden Catholic standout skated with the Valley Junior Warriors of the Eastern Junior Hockey League last year. At Malden Catholic, he won back-to-back Super 8 championships with the Lancers while being named a first-team selection to the ESPN Boston All-State team. Fitzgerald is the son of former Bruin and current Pittsburgh Penguins assistant general manager Tom Fitzgerald and nephew of Bruins assistant director of amateur scouting, Scott Fitzgerald.
In the fifth round with the 150th pick, the Bruins drafted defenseman Wiley Sherman, a 6-foot-6, 190-pounder out of Greenwich, Conn., who played at Hotchkiss. He has committed to play at Harvard in the fall.
In the sixth round, the Bruins selected forward Anton Blidh of Sweden at No. 180 overall.
In the seventh and final round, the Bruins chose winger Mitchell Dempsey with the 210th pick. He played in the OHL for the Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds.