Elias Pettersson has a serious chance to etch his name into the Vancouver Canucks 49-year-old franchise record book.
On Sunday, Pettersson registered an assist on the Canucks’ second goal, tying the team record for points by a rookie.
That magic number? Sixty, tying him with Pavel Bure and Ivan Hlinka. Those impressive records were set in the 1991-92 and 1981-82 seasons, respectively.
— NHL Public Relations (@PR_NHL) March 17, 2019
And the rookie has a chance of beating that points record when the team faces off against the Chicago Blackhawks Monday night.
Already a clear frontrunner to win the Calder Trophy as the NHL’s Rookie of the Year, Pettersson leads all NHL rookies this season in goals, assists and points.
— Vancouver Canucks (@Canucks) March 18, 2019