BOSTON (AP) 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.
"I always said we were going to find a deal," Bruins general manager Don Sweeney said at a news conference at Warrior Ice Arena. "There was a strong level of communication. And I just think the work paid off for both sides to find a good landing spot."