Boston Bruins: Analyzing and grading the 2019-20 season of right wing David Pastrnak

Boston Bruins, David Pastrnak #88 (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)
Boston Bruins, David Pastrnak #88 (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images) /

How did right wing David Pastrnak fare in his 2019-20 season with the Boston Bruins?

Right wing David Pastrnak was one the best players on the Boston Bruins in 2019-20, but just how good was he?

Pastrnak was without a doubt the best player on the Bruins this season. He led the team in goals with 48 and points with 95, and was second on the team in assists with 47.

Keep in mind he did this in just 70 games.

Furthermore, he was second on the team among forwards in average time on ice at 18:58. His offensive point shares (OPS) was the best on the team at 10.8 and his total point shares (PS) was also the best at 13.2.

Additionally, his 17.2 shooting percentage (S%), 28 even-strength goals, 20 powerplay goals, and 10 game-winning goals lead the team. Pastrnak’s plus/minus (+/-) of +21 was third among forwards on the team and fifth on the team overall.

Pasta also had a good Corsi-for percentage (CF%) of 54.6, which was 5.8 above the team average, and a good Fenwick-for percentage (FF%) of 53.9, which was 4.7 above the team average.

In the playoffs, Pastrnak continued his great play scoring 10 points (three goals and seven assists) in 10 games. Additionally, he averaged over 21 minutes of ice time a game.

What grade does David Pastrnak get for his 2019-20 season with the Boston Bruins?

Not only was Pastrnak the best player on the Bruins, but he was also one of the best in the whole NHL.

Pastrnak’s 48 goals were tied for the league lead, which means he shared the Maurice “Rocket” Richard Trophy this year with Alex Ovechkin. Additionally, his 47 assists were 15th in the league and his 95 points were tied for third with Artemi Panarin.

Considering Pasta had led the league in one major offensive category and was top-three in another, I would give him a grade of an A+.

Pasta was phenomenal throughout the regular season and continued his point-per-game play in the postseason even after having months off due to a premature end of the regular season because of COVID-19.

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Along with being one of the best offensive forwards in the league, Pastrnak also played well in the defensive end. I think there’s no debate that Pasta deserves the best possible grade of an A+.

Grade: A+