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Malden Catholic freshman defenseman Casey Fitzgerald has committed to Boston College, Lancers head coach John McLean confirmed to ESPN Boston Friday evening.
The North Reading resident has nine points (1-8-9) in 10 games for the defending Super 8 champions and has split time playing on the Lancers' first and second defensive pairings, along with the power play unit, in his first season.
"What he's done so far has been impressive," McLean said of Fitzgerald's time with the Lancers. "He's a high-IQ player with a great sense for the game and he sees the ice extremely well."
Fitzgerald is expected at the Heights for either the 2015-16, or 2016-17 season. His older brother, MC junior center Ryan, is committed to the Eagles for 2013. Casey and Ryan Fitzgerald are the sons of former Bruin and Austin Prep star Tom Fitzgerald.
"I'm sure the family will have a lot of fun watching them both at BC," McLean added.
Eagles head coach Jerry York was seen at MC's 2-2 tie against Catholic Conference rival BC High Wednesday night at UMass-Boston.
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