The Boston Bruins signed star ahead David Pastrnak to an enormous contract extension Thursday, the sixth-richest deal in NHL historical past.
Pastrnak, 26, signed an eight-year, $90 million deal that can maintain him in Boston by means of the 2030 season, basic supervisor Don Sweeney introduced.
“Obviously a really exciting day for me and my family,” Pastrnak mentioned throughout a press convention Thursday. “I’m very thankful to be part of this organization.”
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The workforce’s main scorer this season with 42 objectives and 38 assists, Pastrnak will earn $11.25 million a season.
Pastrnak additionally leads the Bruins in factors per recreation, power-play objectives and power-play factors. In 9 seasons in Boston, Pastrnak has registered three, 40-goal seasons.
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The league-leading Bruins additionally acquired veteran winger Tyler Bertuzzi in a commerce with the Detroit Red Wings Thursday in trade for a top-10 protected first-round choose in 2024 and a fourth-rounder in 2025.
The Bruins final week landed defenseman Dmitry Orlov and ahead Garnet Hathaway in a commerce with the Washington Capitals to bolster their Stanley Cup run this season.
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The deal despatched ahead Craig Smith and a 2023 first-round choose, a 2025 second-round choose and a 2024 third-round choose to Washington in trade for Orlov and Hathaway.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.