The Bruins are hoping David Pastrnak’s impressive play at the World Junior level will translate to the big league.
On Tuesday, the B’s recalled Pastrnak from AHL Providence, on the heels of his impressive performance for the Czechs at the recently-completed WJC tourney in Toronto and Montreal. Pastrnak, Boston’s first-round pick (25th overall) at the 2014 NHL Entry Draft, led his Czech team in scoring — seven points in six games — and finished tied with Canada’s Sam Reinhart for third in the tournament in assists, with six.
This will mark the 18-year-old’s second stint with the B’s this year. Earlier, Pastrnak appeared in five games and fared well, notching an assist and 14 shots on goal while averaging over 14 minutes a night.