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Friday, 18 July 2014 00:17

Bruins Ink David Pastrnak to Entry-Level Deal

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The Bruins are chomping at the bit since getting bounced so early last season but haven't been making the big moves they need it.

One small move the Boston Bruins were able to make is to sign David Pastrnak to an entry-level contract with the team.

The Bruins drafted Pastrnak 25th overall in the first round of the 2014 NHL draft in June.

Pastrnak is currently under contract in Sweden with Sodertalje so signing him by July 15th was essential so the deal could be done before the NHL Transfer Agreement deadline. Pastrnak by signing the deal will be released from his contract in Sweden to report to training camp with the Bruins this fall. 

Pastrnak, 18, led the CzechU18 team in the 2011-2012 season netting 41 goals. Pastrnak's 68 points led the team as well.

Pastrnak will offer the Bruins a much needed right handed shot and looks like a good scoring touch. If Pastrnak can impress this preseason and during training camp, look for him to earn a spot preferably on the fourth line coming into this season.

Bruins GM, Peter Chiarelli, spoke of Pastrnak, "He had a terrific development camp and I know everyone's talking about him. He's a good young player, he's just 18 years old. It's well-documented that we're looking for skill and speed and he fits that bill, but let's not put the cart before the horse with David. I think we're fortunate to get him where we got him and he had a terrific camp, and we'll see where it goes from there."