Today the National Hockey League announced their Three Stars of the Month for the month of October.
First Star – John Carlson (D, Washington Capitals)
- Carlson lead all defensemen in goals (7), assists (16), and points (23) while also ranking third in the NHL in scoring in 14 games played. Carlson would be a catalyst for the Capitals to have the best October in franchise history (9-2-3 21pts), and only one blueliner in NHL history had more points than Carlson in a single October and that would be Calgary’s Al MacInnis in 1990.
Second Star – David Pastrnak (RW, Boston Bruins)
- Pastrnak shared the League lead in goals with 12 and was second overall in points with 24 in 12 games played to help the Bruins to the top of the Atlantic Division, which was also a franchise best for the month of October. Paastrnak would compile all of his points during a 10 game streak to close the month.
Third Star – Leon Draisaitl (C, Edmonton Oilers)
- Draisaitl led the NHL in scoring (12g, 13a, 25p) in 14 games played to lead the Oilers to first place in the Pacific Division. Draisaitl would open the month with an eight game point streak , and then closed the month with points in four straight games.
*All Graphics courtesy of the NHL.