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VANCOUVER, BC – DECEMBER 31: Pavel Shen #16 of Russia celebrates with teammate Dmitri Samorukov #5 after scoring what proved to be the game winning goal to win 2-1 against Canada in Group A hockey action of the 2019 IIHF World Junior Championship on December, 31, 2018 at Rogers Arena in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. (Photo by Rich Lam/Getty Images)

By Ty Anderson,

The Bruins have signed forward Pavel Shen to a three-year, entry-level contract through the 2021-22 season with an annual NHL cap hit of $809,167, Bruins general manager Don Sweeney announced on Tuesday.

A seventh-round pick (212th overall) of the 2018 NHL Draft, the 19-year-old Shen has spent the last two seasons bouncing around Russia’s various leagues, including the KHL.

In the Russian Junior Hockey League over the past two seasons, Shen scored 12 goals and 27 points in 34 games with plus-11 rating. In the Supreme Hockey League (Russia’s second-highest league) last season, the 6-foot-1 Shen recorded two assists in 13 games. Shen’s also struck for two goals and one helper in 49 KHL games over the past two seasons.

Representing Russia on the international stage at the 2019 World Junior Championship in Vancouver, Shen tallied three goals and four points in seven games en route to winning a bronze medal.

The Bruins have not had a homegrown seventh-round pick play in an NHL game since Zach Trotman.

Ty Anderson is a writer and columnist for He has also been a member of the Boston Chapter of the Professional Hockey Writers’ Association since 2013. Any opinions expressed do not necessarily reflect those of 98.5 The Sports Hub, Beasley Media Group, or any subsidiaries. Yell at him on Twitter: @_TyAnderson.