After taking part in Bruins Development Camp in early July, 2014 first-round pick David Pastrnak is sharpening his skills with the Czech Republic’s junior summer development team for the 2015 World Junior Championships, and his Czech squad took on Team Canada on Tuesday night in Montreal.
Pastrnak scored the second Czech goal of the game at 11:52 in the third period, cutting the score to 5-2 Canada. Canada would score another goal five minutes later as the Canadians won by a 6-2 final.
He was assisted on the score by Patrik Zdrahal of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League’s Rimouski Oceanic and Jan Mandat of the QMJHL’s Victoriaville Tigres.
Pastrnak played the bulk of 2013-14 with Sodertalje in Sweden’s second division, scoring eight goals and 16 assists in 36 games. He won silver with the Czech Republic’s national team at the 2014 U-18 World Championships, as the assistant captain tallied five assists in seven games. Pastrnak also totaled a goal and two assists in five games at the 2014 World Junior Championship.
Pastrnak was selected by the Bruins with the No. 25 overall pick, becoming the first forward taken by the B’s in the opening round since they took Tyler Seguin at No. 2 in 2010.