Boston, MA - Boston Bruins General Manager Peter Chiarelli announced today, April 1, that the club has signed forward Austin Czarnik to an entry-level contract. Czarnik will report to the Providence Bruins (American Hockey League).
Czarnik finished up his senior season at Miami University (Ohio) appearing in 40 games while registering nine goals (tied for fifth on the team) and 36 assists (led the team) for 45 points (led the team) with a plus-five rating. The forward led the Redhawks the previous three seasons (2012-14) in both assists and points, only finishing second in the teams' point race his freshman year (37) to current Boston Bruin Reilly Smith who finished with 48 tallies.
At the collegiate level with the Redhawks, the 22-year-old competed in 159 games and racked up 46 goals and 123 assists for 169 points (1.06 points per game average). Czarnik was named a Hobey Baker finalist in 2012-13 and served as team captain for his junior and senior campaigns.
Preceding Miami University (Ohio), Czarnik played for two seasons in the USHL, one with the Green Bay Gamblers in 2010-11 and one with the U.S. National Under-18 Team in 2009-10, where he recorded a combined 30-32=62 totals in 72 games played.
Czarnik also played for the U.S. National Under 18-Team of the NAHL in 2008-09 where he posted 16 goals and 18 assists in 42 games.
The 5'9'', 167-pound forward hails from Washington, MI.