The Boston Bruins announced Tuesday that they have signed Russian prospect Pavel Shen to a three-year entry-level contract worth $809,167 per season. The Ufa, Russia native was drafted by the Bruins in the seventh round (212th overall) of the 2018 NHL Entry Draft.
Shen played the past two seasons in the Russian Junior Hockey League (MHL), the Supreme Hockey League (VHL) and the Kontinental Hockey League (KHL). In the MHL Shen scored 12 goals and recorded 15 assists for 27 points in 34 games with plus-11 rating. During the 2018-19 season in the VHL, the second-best league in Russia, Shen recorded two assists in 13 games. He also appeared in 49 KHL games over the past two seasons, scoring two goals and recording one assist for three points.
With this signing, the Bruins now have $7.2 million in salary cap space.