BOSTON - Boston Bruins General Manager Don Sweeney announced today, January 4, that the club has assigned forward David Pastrnak to the Providence Bruins (American Hockey League).
Pastrnak has appeared in 10 games with Boston this season, registering two goals and two assists for four points with eight penalty minutes. In total, the 19-year-old has skated in 56 games in a Bruins uniform, totaling 12 goals and 19 assists for 31 points with a plus-nine rating. At the conclusion of his rookie season in 2015, Pastrnak was named the winner of NESN’s Seventh Player Award, presented to the Bruin who exceeded the expectations of Bruins fans during the 2014-15 season.
This season, Pastrnak has played in two games with Providence, tallying one point.
In December, Pastrnak was loaned to the Czech Republic’s World Juniors team. During the tournament, he skated in four games, registering one goal and three assists for four points with a plus-one rating. His sole goal stood as the Czech Republic’s game-winning goal in a win over Slovakia on December 28.
The 6’0”, 167-pound native of Havirov, Czech Republic was drafted by the Bruins in the first round (25th overall) of the 2014 NHL Entry Draft.