Bruins Extend David Pastrnak To Monster Deal

The Boston Bruins continue to make massive moves as the most recent is signing David Pastrnak to an eight-year, $11.25 million contract extension. There have been rumblings since he was able to re-up with the Bruins if he would or if he would hit free agency. The first five years has a no-move clause and the final three have a modified trade clause.
Pastrnak's current contract has extremely good value. He is in the final year of a six-year, $6.667 million deal and was set to become an unrestricted free agent at the end of the season. With the success the Bruins have had, it felt like an obvious choice for him if the Bruins gave him enough money. With Charlie McAvoy and Pastrnak's contracts, the culture of taking less to win has shifted. The team still has a really good chance to do so this season, but they may struggle to remain at the top of the league year in and year out if they can't have the same depth as they're used to.

Pastrnak will become the sixth-highest paid player next season in terms of cap hit. There shouldn't be an argument as to whether he deserves the money he will get as he is second in goals this season with 42 in 60 games and is fourth in points in the NHL with 80. The 26-year-old is in his ninth season and only approaching his prime. The Bruins will have Pastrnak to build around for a long time.

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