Pavel Shen, a 2018 seventh-round draft pick by the Bruins, signed his entry-level contract with the club for three-years worth $809,167 at the NHL level and $70,000 at the AHL level. This news wasn’t a surprise since last week it was reported that he was negotiating with his KHL club to terminate his contract.
Sounds like Pavel Shen is close to reaching an agreement with his KHL team on terminating his current contract, expected to sign with #NHLBruins after that.
— Russian Prospects (@RUSProspects) July 19, 2019
Shen wasn’t looked at highly until he impressed in the recent development camp after a good performance in the 2019 World Juniors, in which his team, Russia, took home the bronze.
Wasn’t a huge fan of Shen when he was drafted. I know he was taken in R7, but I just didn’t see it. However, he was awesome in WJC and had an excellent dev camp. Appreciate his strong ability to gain the zone and beat defenders on their line— plays with control. #NHLBruins https://t.co/VjTcnFnjy5
— Bruins Network (@BruinsNetwork) July 19, 2019
Despite what some Bruins fans’ think while they languish in the boredom of this summer’s free agency, Shen isn’t expected to make the the big roster next season out of camp.