Bruins Make Six Picks in NHL Draft

Ken Bell

kbell@abc6.com

Bruins news release…

BOSTON BRUINS MAKE SIX SELECTIONS IN THE 2013 NHL ENTRY 

Boston, MA – The Boston Bruins made six selections today, June 30, in the 2013 NHL Entry Draft.

With
the 60th overall pick in the second round, the Bruins selected
defenseman Linus Arnesson of Djurgarden of the Swedish Junior League.
The 6'1'', 179-pound native of Stockholm, Sweden split time between
Djurgarden and the Djurgarden Junior team in 2012-13. In 31 games with
Djurgarden this season, the blueliner earned an assist and racked up
eight penalty minutes. With the Djurgarden Junior team, Arnesson
registered one goal and three assists with 22 penalty minutes in 13
appearances. The 18-year-old defenseman also skated in all six games for
Sweden in the World Junior Championships in Ufa, Russia, where the team
placed second and earned a silver medal.

With the 90th pick
overall in the third round, the Bruins selected forward Peter Cehlarik
of the Lulea Junior team of the Swedish Junior League. In the 2012-13
campaign with the Lulea Junior Team, the 17-year-old forward skated in
38 games, notching 17 goals and 20 assists for 37 points with 10 penalty
minutes. The 5'10'', 168-pound native of Slovakia also appeared in
eight games for Lulea HF in the Swedish Elite League in 2012-13, where
he accrued three goals and three assists in eight games with a +8
rating. While with Lulea, Cehlarik skated in six SEL postseason games,
where the winger notched one goal.

With the 120th pick overall in
the fourth round, the Bruins selected forward Ryan Fitzgerald of the
Valley Junior Warriors of the Eastern Junior Hockey League. The 5'10'',
170-pound centerman skated in 26 games with the Warriors this season,
racking up 14 goals and 16 assists for 30 points with 50 penalty
minutes. Fitzgerald ranked second on the Warriors in goal production and
fourth in points.  In six playoff games, the 18-year-old posted three
goals and three assists. Fitzgerald is the nephew of Bruins Assistant
Director of Amateur Scouting, Scott Fitzgerald and the son of Assistant
General Manager Tom Fitzgerald of the Pittsburgh Penguins. The native of
North Reading, MA was named the recipient of the 2013 MIAA John Carlton
Sportsmanship Award, which is awarded annually to an outstanding male
and female student-athlete in an Eastern Massachusetts High School or
Junior hockey.

With the 150th pick overall in the fifth round,
the Bruins selected defenseman Wiley Sherman of the Hotchkiss School in
Lakeville, Connecticut. Sherman notched four goals and six assists in 26
games with 32 penalty minutes during the 2012-13 campaign. The
18-year-old played four games with the Mid-Fairfield Blues, where
recorded one assist and four penalty minutes. The 6'6'', 196-pound D-man
is a native of Greenwich, Connecticut.

With the 180th pick
overall in the sixth round, the Bruins selected forward Anton Blidh.
Blidh split time between the Frolunda U-18 team and Frolunda Junior team
(Swedish Junior League) in the 2012-2013 season. The winger skated in
43 games for the Frolunda Junior Team, netting 17 goals and 10 assists
for 27 points with 80 penalty minutes. The Sweden native skated in 58
total games for the Frolunda U-18 team from 2010-2013 where the 6' 0″,
184-pound forward tallied 19 goals and 22 assists.

With the 210th
pick overall in the seventh round, the Bruins selected forward Mitchell
Dempsey of the Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds of the Ontario Hockey
League.  In 36 games with the Greyhounds, the 18-year-old winger
registered one goal and four assists for five points with 17 penalty
minutes. In 2011-12, the 6'3'', 210-pound native of Cambridge, Ontario
spent the season with the Plymouth Whalers of the OHL, where he tallied
1-4=5 totals in 34 games with 29 penalty minutes.  Dempsey also skated
in five playoff games while he was with the Whalers.