Oct 30, 2018; Raleigh, NC, USA; Boston Bruins right wing David Pastrnak (88) looks on during the game against the Carolina Hurricanes at PNC Arena. The Boston Bruins defeated the Carolina Hurricanes 3-2. Mandatory Credit: James Guillory-USA TODAY Sports

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David Pastrnak revisits own new contract with good friend William Nylander waiting for his

Erin Walsh
November 26, 2018 - 5:38 pm

David Pastrnak and the Bruins will take on the Toronto Maple Leafs Monday night who are currently without Pastrnak’s good friend, William Nylander. Nylander has yet to sign a contract extension with the Maple Leafs as the December 1 deadline inches closer.

Nylander is a very similar player to Pastrnak, and both played together for Sodertalje in Sweden six years ago.

As Nylander waits to be offered more money, Pastrnak weighed in on the contract he signed with the Bruins last year.

“If you asked me when I was 15 years old if I was going to be playing for $6 million a year when I’m 22, I would be like, ‘I don’t think you’re saying the truth,’” Pastrnak told reporters. “It’s just dream come true for me. I’m happy for what I’m getting. I could be playing in Czech, right? For a couple hundred bucks a month. So I’m really happy.”

Pastrnak signed a six-year, $40 million dollar contract in September of last year after a breakout season the year before, scoring 70 points (34 goals, 36 assists) in 75 games.

Last year, the then 21-year-old notched 80 points (35 goals, 45 assists) in 82 games. He currently has 26 points (17 goals, 9 assists) so far this season.

As a budding star, Pastrnak could have signed a much bigger contract, but signed with Boston, and bought an eight dollar dinner to celebrate.

“I just want to play. My agent [J.P. Barry] came up to me and said, ‘This is what you should sign.’ said Pastrnak. “So I signed it, and I went to Boston.”

At the end of his six-year deal, Pastrnak will be due for a big pay day.