With the No. 25 pick on Friday, the Bruins made Czech forward David Pastrnak their first round selection in the 2014 NHL Entry Draft.
The 18-year-old winger played the majority of the 2013-14 season on Sodertalje in Sweden’s second division. He scored eight goals and added 16 assists in 36 games, while also spending 24 minutes in the penalty box.
At the national level, Pastrnak won a silver medal as a member of the Czech Republic team at the 2014 U-18 World Championships. Tallying five assists in seven games, he also served as an assistant captain. He scored a goal and an assist in five games at the 2013 event.
In five games at the 2014 World Junior Championship, Pastrnak scored a goal and two assists in five games. He scored a shootout goal in the Czech Republic’s 5-4 win over Team Canada in the preliminary round.
The Bruins’ last first-round pick came in 2012 when they used the No. 24 overall selection to draft goaltender Malcolm Subban. Other recent first-round picks for the B’s include Dougie Hamilton at No. 9 in 2011, Tyler Seguin at No. 2 in 2010, and Jordan Caron at No. 25 in 2009.
On his NHL.com draft profile, Pastrnak lists his favorite NHL player as Bruins and Czech Republic center David Krejci. He is listed at 5’10” and 165 pounds.