Bruins Rookie David Pastrnak Signs Entry Level Contract


Jun 27, 2014; Philadelphia, PA, USA; David Pastrnak poses for a photo with team officials after being selected as the number twenty-five overall pick to the Boston Bruins in the first round of the 2014 NHL Draft at Wells Fargo Center. Mandatory Credit: Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports

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

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“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.