With the 25th overall selection in the NHL Draft, the Bruins have selected David Pastrnak from Sodertalje of the Swedish Allsvenskan (tier 2) league.
Pastrnak is a 6'0 left wing touted as a crafty, agile player with excellent stickhandling skills and a great release. He looked great at World Juniors last year and put up eight goals and 16 assists in 35 games for Sodertalje last year.
Scouts had this to say about Pastrnak's game:
Climbing the ranks quickly, David Pastrnak has been flashing his exciting offensive skill set at every level, most recently at the World Junior Championships. Using quick agile cuts and dazzling puck skills, Pastrnak attacks quickly often making defenders look foolish along the way.
He hounds pucks in an unrelenting way and doesn't steer away from traffic but his underdeveloped frame can hold him back occasionally in puck battles. The Czech forward has been fantastic in Allsvenskan professional action and he currently leads his men’s team in scoring as a 17-year-old. - Dobber Sports
"Pastrnak's ability to challenge defenders with his skating from both straight-ahead and darting positions makes him dangerous. He has very good hands & is always looking to create scoring opportunities. Always probing to exploit offensively" - Craig Button
"Pastrnak is a flashy, electrifying offensive talent with gifted hands and shiftiness in his feet. He also has a bullet shot and is a very dangerous finisher. He uses quickness and good lateral elusiveness to avoid bigger opponents." - International Scouting Services
A look at his stats and highlights: