Ryan Donato scores for Bruins one day after signing entry-level contract

Carrie Guzman
March 20, 2018

"We just worked through what looked like the opportunity (Donato) was looking for, and we were happy to provide that", said Bruins general manager Don Sweeney, a former B's teammate of Ted Donato's and also a Harvard product.

But the result spoiled Donato's debut. In the extra frame, it was Atkinson that gave the Jackets the win at the 2:55 mark of the period.

"It was fun but obviously it ended tough", said Donato.

Ryan Donato, the 21-year-old Scituate native whose junior year at Harvard University - where his father, one-time Bruin Ted Donato, is head coach - ended with elimination from the ECAC tournament on Friday night, is expected to make his National Hockey League debut for the Bruins on Monday night at TD Garden against the Blue Jackets (7:05, NESN, WBZ-FM 98.5).

Boston selected the Harvard product with the No. 56 pick in the 2014 NHL Draft, his first year of eligibility, and he's been turning heads as he's built his reputation since then.

Donato was playing left wing on the No. 2 line alongside center David Krejci and right wing Heinen.

"This is one game", said Cassidy.

"We stuck with it and that's what good teams do", Atkinson said.

Ryan Donato scores for Bruins one day after signing entry-level contract
Ryan Donato scores for Bruins one day after signing entry-level contract

It came together in pretty short order. There must be some jitters there and it might be easier to do that on the road.

"At the end of the day I want to graduate as well", Donato said after the US was eliminated at the Olympics.

"You see it, there's no traffic in front of you, but there's more clear-cut chances", Rask said of the 3-on-3 overtime format.

Nash, acquired on February 25 in a deal with the Rangers, has primarily skated on Boston's second line with David Krejci - tallying six points (three goals, three assists) over 11 games with the Bruins. "Obviously the Olympics is a big stage but here being at home it is kind of a insane feeling that it is all on your shoulders the whole game and you want it end well".

Donato executed a flawless give-and-go with Torey Krug to net his first as a pro.

Donato tied the game at 1 at 5:41 of the second period when he led the rush into the Columbus zone, paused at the top of the right circle and fed Torey Krug in the high slot.

Donato picked up his third point when he set up Krejci for the 4-4 equalizer at 11:50 of the third. But he's a player that has hard skill.

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