BOSTON, MA - NESN announced Thursday, April 6, that Bruins forward David Pastrnak has been named the winner of NESN's 7th Player Award presented by Central Auto Team in Raynham and Norwood. Pastrnak was selected by a fan vote on NESN.com. NESN's 7th Player Award is an annual award presented to the Bruin who exceeded the expectations of Bruins fans during the 2016-17 season. This is the second time Pastrnak has received NESN's 7th Player Award, he also won the award in 2015.
Pastrnak has set career highs in all offensive categories in his third professional season in 2016-17, posting 34 goals (second on team, tied for ninth in NHL) and 36 assists (third on team) for 70 points (second on team) with 34 penalty minutes and a plus-13 rating (tied for third on team). Pastrnak became the first Bruins player under the age of 21 to record 30 goals in a season since Patrice Bergeron in 2005-06. He has also added seven multi-goal games, 18 multi-point games, a season-high five-game goal streak from October 26 - November 8 and a season-high 11-game point streak from February 23 - March 16.
The 20-year-old forward has played in 170 career NHL games, all with Boston, compiling 59 goals and 64 assists for 123 points with 62 penalty minutes and a plus-28 rating. The Havirov, Czech Republic native was selected by Boston in the first round (25th overall) of the 2014 NHL Entry Draft.
NESN's voice of the Boston Bruins Jack Edwards hosted an on-ice pregame ceremony before the Bruins/Senators game on April 6 to present Pastrnak with the award. In addition to the 7th Player Award trophy, Pastrnak will receive $5,000 to donate to the charity of his choice.
Past recipients of NESN's 7th Player Award currently on the Bruins include Brad Marchand (2016), David Pastrnak (2015), Brad Marchand (2011), Tuukka Rask (2010) and David Krejci (2009).
The 7th Player Award Sweepstakes winner is Stevan Labush of Warwick, RI. Labush will receive the keys to a 2017 Jeep Renegade Sport courtesy of Central Auto Team in Raynham and Norwood.