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Bruins Sign Jared Knight, Ryan Spooner

According to Kirk Luedeke over at the New England Hockey Journal, the Bruins have signed centers Ryan Spooner and Jared Knight to entry-level contracts, each two-way deals worth in the neighborhood of $900,000 annually at the NHL level. 

Knight and Spooner both had impressive training camps last fall for Boston, performed well in brief season-end stints in Providence and continued their strong play in this month's rookie development camp. 

Both Knight and Spooner are 19 and, per the NHL-CHL agreement, aren't able to play in Providence this year since they won't turn 20 prior to December 31st. That means it's either Boston or bust for the scrappy pivots.

Terms of the same agreement would allow the Bruins to carry either player on their roster for the first nine games of the NHL regular season, but the team would have to decide - much like they did last year with Tyler Seguin - whether or not to assign them by the tenth game. 

Knight had 25-45=70 totals for the OHL's London Knights in 2010-11, leading the team in scoring, while Spooner had 35-46=81 totals between Peterborough and Kingston.