Boston Bruins Rumor: Team Reportedly Is Close To Resigning 21-year-old Forward David Pastrnak
And it is starting to look like they are close to doing so.
According to Jimmy Murphy of Murphy’s Hockey Law, the Bruins are close to re-signing Pastrnak per his sources. Murphy then theorized that the contract terms would be five-year length with the money ranging from $5.8-6 million. He then followed up with the idea that the Boston Bruins would announce the signing by the end of Development Camp on Sunday.
Take this report for what it is, he is in the know when it comes to the Boston Bruins, but take the report with the idea that the deal may not be announced on Sunday. The price range is consistent for what his value seems to be at as a restricted free agent.
Pastrnak is 21-years-old and recorded 71 points last season with 34 goals and 36 assists. While he has yet to show his potential with fluid skating still being an issue, he could warrant more money than the above range. Potentially in the $6-7 million range.
The young forward’s contract is a big one for the Boston Bruins to swallow, but it is one they cannot avoid. When Sweeney took over as GM he mentioned that the Bruins were sick and tired of seeing all of their talent playing around the league. Based on that stance locking of Pastrnak to a long-term deal makes sense for their future.