BOSTON - Boston Bruins General Manager Don Sweeney announced today, September 14, that the team has signed forward David Pastrnak to a six-year contract through the 2022-23 season worth an average annual value of $6.67 million.
Pastrnak established career highs in all categories in 2016-17, tallying 34 goals (second on team, T-10th in NHL) and 36 assists (third on team) for 70 points (second on team) with 34 penalty minutes and a plus-11 rating (fourth on team) in 75 games. He also made his postseason debut, notching two goals and two assists for four points in six playoff games. Following his successful 2016-17 campaign, the 21-year-old became the youngest player to win the Zlata Hokejka Award, given annually to the best hockey player hailing from the Czech Republic. In his three-year NHL career, the 6-foot, 181-pound forward has appeared in 172 games, compiling 59 goals and 64 assists for 123 points.
The Havirov, Czech Republic native was selected by Boston in the first round (25th overall) of the 2014 NHL Entry Draft.