Boston Bruins’ star forward David Pastrnak has achieved a significant milestone in his career, scoring 50 goals in a single season for the first time. He joins an exclusive group of Bruins players who have accomplished this feat, solidifying his status as one of the NHL’s elite goal scorers.
Pastrnak is one of only six Bruins to ever have a 50 goal season, joining Phil Esposito, Cam Neely, Johnny Bucyk, Ken Hodge, and Rick Middleton.
In addition to his 50-goal season, Pastrnak has also reached the 600-point milestone in his career. Achieving this mark in just 583 games played, he is the third-fastest player in Bruins history to reach this total. The only Bruins players to achieve this feat faster are Bobby Orr (461 games) and Ray Bourque (569 games).
The Boston Bruins have shown their confidence in Pastrnak’s abilities by signing him to an eight-year contract extension. The deal carries an average annual value (AAV) of $11.25 million per season, ensuring that the Czech winger remains a key part of the team’s future success.
David Pastrnak was drafted in the first round of the 2014 NHL Draft by the Bruins, and has since become one of the team’s most valuable players. This season, he has notched 51 goals and 46 assists for a total of 97 points, with a few games still remaining in this historic campaign for the Bruins.
With this likely being the final season of Bergeron and Krecji, it was a crucial part of the Bruins season to sign Pastrnak long-term and this season proves it was the right move. Pastrnak’s continued success and his recent contract extension ensure that he will remain a central figure in the Bruins’ pursuit of championships for years to come.