Boston Bruins‘ 1st round pick in the 2014 draft (#24 overall) 18-year old Czech Republic-born right wing David Pastrnak(32) came within a whisker of making the opening night roster for the parent club and might have accomplish the feat, if he wasn’t sidelined by injury during training camp.
He was eventually reassigned on the day before the regular season opener but not where it was initially thought he would go.
Because of his young age, it was believed he would have to go back overseas and join an SHL club for 2014/2015, but through a clause he was sent to the much closer minor league affiliate Providence Bruins to start his North American pro career and for the brass to keep a closer eye on his play.
The 6′ 167 lbs. forward has very good hands and skillfully sees the ice well at a very young age.
He’s certainly making his mark with the farm team already notching two goals, 7 assists and a league leading +8 rating in 7 AHL games.
As a rookie, he obviously leads the league in a few stat categories.
He signed his three-year entry level deal but it’s understood that if he fails to participate in 9 NHL games, 2014/2015 will be a slide.