BOSTON - Boston Bruins General Manager Don Sweeney announced today, September 26, that the team has signed forward Jack Studnicka to a three-year entry-level contract.
Studnicka, a Tecumseh, Ontario native was originally selected by Boston in the second round (53rd overall) of the 2017 NHL Entry Draft.
Studnicka joined the Bruins for their 2017 Rookie Camp presented by AT&T, earning points in all three games at the Prospects Challenge in Buffalo, NY, including a one-goal, two-assist effort in the team's 9-3 win over New Jersey. Studnicka also participated in the 2017 Boston Bruins Training Camp presented by AT&T, making his preseason debut in the team's opener against the Montreal Canadiens in Quebec City on September 18, before being returned to Oshawa on September 21.
Studnicka, 18, currently serves as captain of the Oshawa Generals of the Ontario Hockey League (OHL), and has appeared in two games this season, posting two goals and three assists for five points with a plus-two rating. The 6-foot-1, 171-pound forward finished the 2016-17 season tied for second on the team in points after tallying 18 goals and 34 assists in 64 games for Oshawa. He also led the team in postseason scoring, notching five goals and 10 assists for 15 points in 11 playoff games. Studnicka skated in 62 games in his first season with Oshawa in 2015-16, recording four goals and 22 assists for 26 points.
On the international stage, Studnicka represented Team Canada at the 2017 Under-18 World Junior Championships in Slovakia, where he tallied three goals in three games.