David Pastrnak is the youngest player in the NHL, but it’s been hard to tell from his first few games in the league.
The 18-year-old Boston Bruins rookie recorded his first career NHL point Monday night against the Anaheim Ducks, assisting on a Brad Marchand goal in the second period.
Pastrnak looked comfortable offensively on Boston’s top line with Marchand and Patrice Bergeron and finished with a plus-1 rating on the night. As NESN’s Barry Pederson points out, though, the Czech rookie could still work on his defensive efforts.
“I thought he showed me a lot offensively, but I think defensively is one of the things he’s got to continue, like a lot of young players, to work on,” Pederson said before Tuesday’s game against the Los Angeles Kings. “It’s mostly managing the puck and turnovers and knowing who you’re playing against.”
Hear more from Pederson on Pastrnak’s performance in the video above.
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