Canucks' Boeser named NHL Rookie of the Month for November

Dec 2 2017, 1:53 am

Brock Boeser has been turning heads all season, and not just because of his sick flow.

The Canucks’ super rookie leads his team in scoring with 25 points – already six points clear of Bo Horvat who sits in second place.

With three points in Thursday night’s game in Nashville, the 20-year-old pulled back to the top of the NHL rookie scoring race as well.

For his efforts, Boeser has been named the NHL’s Rookie of the Month for November.

Boeser had a remarkable month, scoring 11 goals and 16 points in 15 games. He ventilated Pittsburgh for his first hat trick of his career on November 4, and had Penguins goalie Matt Murray making excuses again when he scored two more goals against the Cup champs on November 22.

Boeser beat out Islanders centre Mathew Barzal (17 points in 12 games), Blackhawks winger Alex DeBrincat (14 points in 13 games), Avalanche centre Alexander Kerfoot (11 points in 12 games), and Devils centre Nico Hischier (11 points in 14 games) for the monthly award.

The Burnsville, Minnesota native is the first Canucks rookie to receive this honour since Cody Hodgson in January 2012.

Not all the comparisons are as terrifying as that.

Boeser is the second player in Canucks history to register double-digits in goals in one calendar month, joining Pavel Bure, who scored 12 in March 1992.

See also
Rob WilliamsRob Williams

+ Offside
+ Hockey