Sep 16, 2018; Boston, MA, USA; Boston Bruins forward Jakub Lauko (94) celebrates his goal during the first period against the Washington Capitals at TD Garden. Mandatory Credit: Bob DeChiara-USA TODAY Sports

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Bruins notes: Jakub Lauko signed to entry-level deal, more roster moves

Erin Walsh
September 28, 2018 - 3:52 pm

Bruins general manager Don Sweeney announced Friday that the club has signed Jakub Lauko to a three-year, entry-level contract. The B’s drafted Lauko 77th overall in the 2018 NHL Entry Draft.

The young forward appeared in two preseason games for the B’s and tallied two goals. Lauko will be assigned to the Rouyn-Noranda Huskies of the QMJHL. Lauko made a huge impact to his draft stock after recording 18 points (12 goals, six assists) in 24 International Junior games in the 2017-18 season.

The 18-year-old is a great skater, has a great shot, and has tremendous upside. As many young players do though, Lauko needs to put on some bulk if he wants to make it in the NHL. The Czech Republic native feels he was one of the biggest steals of the draft, and he proved himself with stellar play during the preseason.

In other news, the Bruins also announced the following roster transactions.

-- Ryan Fitzgerald, Jakob Forsbacka Karlsson, Jordan Szwarz, and Jakub Zboril have been assigned to the Providence Bruins of the AHL.

-- Zane McIntyre has been placed on waivers for the purpose of being assigned to Providence.

-- Jakob Lauko assigned to the Rouyn-Noranda Huskies (QMJHL).