The New Jersey Devils have signed prospects Ryan Kujawinski and Blake Pietila to entry-level deals the club announced.
Kujawinski, the Devils third-round pick (73rd overall) at the 2013 NHL Draft, just finished his fourth season in the Ontario Hockey League. The 6-foot-2, 207-pound center scored 34 goals and 59 points in 61 games split between the Kingston Frontenacs and the North Bay Battalion.
In four OHL seasons with Sarnia, Kingston and North Bay, the 20-year-old registered 90 goals and 184 points to go along with 126 penalty minutes in 231 games.
Pietila, a 5-foot-11, 190-pound forward, completed his fourth season at Michigan Tech where he scored 14 goals and 30 points in 40 games. Originally the Devils’ fifth round pick (129th overall) at the 2011 NHL Draft, Pietila scored 46 goals and 106 points to go along with 230 penalty minutes in 153 games over four seasons with the Huskies.
Prior to going to Michigan Tech, Pietila spent two seasons with the United States Development Program. The 22-year-old won a gold medal with Team USA at the 2013 World Junior Championship.