NHL recognizes Canucks' Pettersson with weekly award

Nov 5 2018, 5:34 pm

After being named the NHL’s Rookie of the Month for October, Elias Pettersson has had a spectacular start to November.

The 19-year-old was named the NHL’s Second Star of the Week on Monday, during a seven-day stretch that included four goals and three assists, leading the Vancouver Canucks to three straight wins.

Pettersson became the youngest player in Canucks history to record a five-point night in Friday’s thrilling 7-6 win over the Colorado Avalanche. Pettersson’s incredible performance included the tying goal in the final minute and an assist on the winning goal in overtime.

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First Star honours went to Calgary’s Sean Monahan, who had eight points (4-4-8) in four games. Tampa Bay’s Brayden Point also had eight points (2-6-8) in four games as the NHL’s Third Star.

Pettersson is the first Canucks player to win one of the NHL’s weekly honours since Brock Boeser, who was named First Star of the Week on January 29, 2018. Prior to Boeser, no Canucks player had been recognized by the league since November 23, 2015.

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