Bruins ink Pastrnak for 6 years, $40M
BOSTON — The Boston Bruins are hoping to build off last season when they reached the Stanley Cup playoffs for the first time in three seasons. They took a step in the right direction by signing forward David Pastrnak to a six-year contract worth $40 million on Thursday.
The team had been negotiating with the restricted free agent over the summer. Pastrnak had career highs with 34 goals, 70 points and a plus-11 last season.
The 21-year-old will make $6.67 million a season. He’ll be the Bruins’ third highest-paid forward after David Krejci ($7.25 million) and Patrice Bergeron ($6.87 million).