Bruins preparing max contract for a member of their core

Published May 24, 2022 at 3:33 PM

Reports have come out that the Boston Bruins could be looking to offer star forward, David Pastrnak a max-term deal this off-season. Pastrnak will be entering the final year of his contract as he enteres the 2022-2023 season. The 25-year-old, signed a 6-year contract in September, 2015 with a cap hit of $6,666,667.

Pastrnak is one of the best offensive players in the NHL. He has averaged 35.8 goals scored per season over the last six years, and only five players in the league have found the back of the net more times than Pastrnak since the start of the 2019-20 season. He has led Boston in goals in four out of the last five seasons.

The Bruins absolutely need to keep Pastrnak long-term. That process could ramp up this summer, when the team is able to sign Pastrnak to a contract extension.

The Bruins selected Pastrnak 24th overall in the 1st round of the 2014 NHL Entry Draft. He quickly developed into a top-six forward and one of the most dynamic scorers in the sport. It's so difficult to find players of his caliber in the draft, which makes keeping them a top priority.

Players of Pastrnak's caliber and age generally earn between $9-$11 million per season. The Bruins would be wise to pay him in that range over seven or eight years given his immense importance to the team's offensive success at 5-on-5 and the power play.
May 24   |   248 answers
Bruins preparing max contract for a member of their core

What number should David Pastrnak next contract come in at?

8 years x 9.5 cap hit15562.5 %
8 years x 10.5 cap hit5622.6 %
8 years x 11 cap hit3714.9 %
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