Ryan Fitzgerald has signed an entry-level deal with the Boston Bruins organization. Fitzgerald will report to the AHL’s Providence Bruins on an Amateur Tryout basis for the rest of this season; his two-year, entry-level professional deal kicks in at the start of the 2017-18 season.
Fitzgerald was drafted by the Bruins in the fourth round of the 2013 NHL Entry Draft, going 120th overall.
Fitzgerald will join two former Eagles in the Bruins system: Jimmy Hayes in Boston, who is his cousin (although many think Hayes might end up in Vegas next season), and Tommy Cross, the captain of the Providence Bruins.
Fitzgerald, who was an alternate captain on this year’s squad, has been an important offensive factor for the Eagles. He’s likely a player that will spend a bit of time in the AHL, but he definitely has the skills to be a permanent NHL player. Fitzgerald had 31 points for BC this season, and is one of the players that is clearly always giving 100% on the ice.
Congrats to Fitzgerald on his signing - we’re looking forward to continuing to cheer him on.