Today the National Hockey League announced their Three Stars of the Month for the month of December.
First Star – Jonathan Huberdeau (LW, Florida Panthers)
- Huberdeau would tie for League lead in points for the month of December with 22 points (6g, 16a) in 13 games to average 1.69 points per game. Huberdeau would record points in 10 of the 13 games, including a back to back four point games, and would record three four point games overall in the month of December.
Second Star – Tristan Jarry (G, Pittsburgh Penguins)
- Jarry would tie for the League lead in wins for the month with eight, and lead the League in shutouts (3) and goals against average (1.54) in nine games played. Jarry would also register the second best save percentage with .947% to help the Penguins go 10-2-0 for the month.
Third Star – Artemi Panarin (RW, New York Rangers)
- Panarin would tie with Huberdeau for the League lead in points with 22, and would register ten goals and 12 assists in 14 games played for the Rangers. In his first season with the Rangers Panarin has become the first Ranger since Jaromir Jagr to record back to back months of 20 plus points in their first season with the team.
*All Graphics courtesy of the NHL.