Bruins draft David Pastrnak at No. 25


The Boston Bruins selected right wing David Pastrnak in the first round (No. 25 overall) in 2014 NHL draft on Friday night at Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia.

Pastrnak, 18, is a 6-foot, 198-pound Czech native who played for Sodertalje SK in Sweden the past two seasons. In 38 games last season, he posted eight goals and 16 assists for 24 points, including a plus-7 rating.

The NHL draft concludes Saturday with Rounds 2 through 7. Boston has four remaining picks, in the second (56th overall), fourth (116), fifth (146) and seventh (206) rounds.

Also, the Bruins announced a few promotions Friday morning, along with a new hire for the hockey operations staff. The Bruins promoted Scott Bradley to assistant general manager and Ryan Nadeau to director of hockey operations/analytics. Boston hired John Ferguson as executive director of player personnel.