Boston Bruins

SECAUCUS, NEW JERSEY - JULY 23: With the 21st pick in the 2021 NHL Entry Draft, the Boston Bruins select Fabian Lysell during the first round of the 2021 NHL Entry Draft at the NHL Network studios on July 23, 2021 in Secaucus, New Jersey. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

It would appear that the Boston Bruins and winger Fabian Lysell have no interest in waiting, as the sides came to terms on an entry-level contract for the team’s top draft pick from the 2021 NHL Draft just 17 days after drafting him.

“The Bruins are excited to have signed Fabian to his first NHL contract,” Bruins general manager Don Sweeney said. “Fabian is a talented young player, and we look forward to working with Fabian throughout the development process.”

Skating as a teenager in Sweden’s top professional league this past season with Lulea HF after forcing his way out of Frolunda, Lysell recorded two goals and one assist for three points. Lysell also played with Team Sweden’s Under-18 team at the 2021 Under-18 World Junior Championship, with three goals and six assists seven games on the way to a bronze.

It would appear that Lysell is going to report right to Boston, too, and begin his pro career with the P-Bruins at just 18. This is something that we haven’t seen done since David Pastrnak, but that certainly worked out for all involved, as Pastrnak spent just 25 games in the AHL before jumping to the NHL mix as a legitimate contributor for the B’s.

Lysell’s entry-level deal is for three years and comes with an NHL cap hit of $925,000.

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