David Pastrnak Gets Entry Level
Announced by a press release from the Boston Bruins organization, it appears that the B’s first pick in the 2014 NHL Entry Draft, David Pastrnak, has signed an entry-level contract, worth three years.
After impressing in development camp earlier this week, Peter Chiarelli decided to give the 18-year-old a shot to take part in training camp and NHL preseason. He’s allowed to play nine league games before anytime is shed off his contract.
“He’ll get the experience of a training camp, and he’ll get some [preseason] games,” Chiarelli said of Pastrnak, via WEEI.com.
“He had a terrific development camp, and I know everyone’s talking about him. He’s a good young player, he’s just 18 years old and he’s a player; it’s well-documented that we’re looking for skill and speed and he fits that bill, but let’s not put the cart before the horse with David. I think we’re fortunate to get him where we got him and he had a terrific camp, and we’ll see where it goes from there.”
Chiarelli did talk about the fact that Boston could use a right-handed right winger, so from that perspective, Pastrnak could very well contest for a roster spot.
The Bruins also recently signed Matt Bartkowski, ridding themselves of the July 30 arbitration date.