David Pastrnak(32) Providence Bruins

David PasternakBoston Bruins‘ 1st round pick in the 2014 draft (#24 overall) 18-year old Czech Republic-born right wing David Pasternak(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. Having already competed in Swedish tier 2 league Allsvenskan with Sodertalje for the last couple of seasons most certainly helped that development.

He’s certainly making his mark with the farm team already notching two goals, 7 assists and is 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.