BOSTON, MA – Boston Bruins General Manager Peter Chiarelli announced today, Monday, December 8, that the club has assigned forward David Pastrnak
to the Providence Bruins (American Hockey League).
Pastrnak appeared in five games for Boston, including his NHL debut against the Pittsburgh Penguins on November 24. The forward picked up his first NHL point and assist on December 1, when he assisted on Brad Marchand’s second period goal against the Anaheim Ducks.
In 17 games with Providence, Pastrnak has notched five goals and 13 assists for 18 points with a plus-12 rating. On November 3, the AHL named the 18-year-old forward the CCM/AHL Rookie of the Month for October when he tallied two goals and seven assists with a plus-8 rating in seven matchups for Providence.
Pastrnak, a 6'0’’, 167-pound native of Havirov, Czech Republic, spent the majority of the 2013-14 season with Södertälje of the Swedish B League (Allsvenskan League) where he appeared in 36 games and accumulated eight goals and 16 assists for 24 points. The forward also skated in one game for the Södertälje J20 team (SuperElite) where he totaled two points with a goal and an assist.
The forward played on the Czech Republic U18 World Junior team where he served as assistant captain, the Czech Republic U18 International Junior team, the Czech Republic U20 World Junior team, and the Czech Republic U20 International Junior team. During his time with those teams he totaled seven goals and 16 assists for 23 points in 35 games played.
Pastrnak was drafted by the Bruins in the first round (25th overall) of the 2014 NHL Entry Draft. The forward attended Bruins Development Camp in July of 2014.
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