The Boston Bruins signed restricted free agent forward David Pastrnak to a six-year, $40 million contract, the team announced Thursday.
Pastrnak's annual cap hit of $6.67 million is the fourth-highest among the Bruins behind fellow forward David Krejci ($7.25 million), goaltender Tuukka Rask ($7 million) and forward Patrice Bergeron ($6.875 million).
The 21-year-old Pastrnak erupted for 34 goals and 36 assists in 75 games last season. His 70 points trailed only forward Brad Marchand for the team lead.
Pastrnak had just finished playing under the three-year, $2.775 million entry-level deal he signed after being selected by Boston with the 25th overall pick in the 2014 NHL draft.
The Czech has collected 59 goals and 64 assists in 172 career regular-season games.