When the Bruins announced that they had made Czech winger David Pastrnak the No. 25 overall pick on Friday night, the comparisons began with the B’s most notable Czech player: David Krejci.
Krejci seemed excited to hear the news, as shown by this text message from the Bruins to him on Friday night, later posted on the Bruins' official Instagram account.
According to Pastrnak's NHL.com draft profile, Krejci is his favorite NHL player, so he must be thrilled to be drafted by the team in which his idol is a star center, even comparing his playing style to Krejci’s during his post-draft interview.
There’s still a long way to go before Pastrnak even gets his first taste of the NHL, but if he can provide the Bruins with anywhere near the production Krejci has given the team over the past half-decade, then the B’s will be very happy with their No. 25 selection in the 2014 Draft.