The Boston Bruins have signed restricted free-agent David Pastrnak to a six-year, $40 million contract, according to TSN Hockey Insider Darren Dreger. The contract carries an annual cap hit of $6.67 million, making him the fourth-highest paid Bruin, behind David Krejci ($7.25 million), Tuukka Rask ($7 million) and Patrice Bergeron ($6.875 million). In 75 games last season, the 21-year-old Pastrnak exploded for 34 goals and 36 assists. He trailed only Brad Marchand, who owns a $6.125 million cap hit, for the team-lead in points. He added two goals and two assists in six playoff games, while averaging over 21 minutes of ice time per contest. Pastrnak was taken at No. 25 overall in the first round of the 2014 NHL Entry Draft by the Bruins, making his debut later that season. He was one of two players from the 2014 draft to play in 40 or more games in the same season, appearing in a total of 46 games. The other was No. 1 overall pick Aaron Ekblad.
Bruins sign RFA Pastrnak to six-year, $40M deal
TSN | Sep 14