Today the National Hockey League has announced the Stars of the Month for the month of December 2022.
First Star – Alex Ovechkin (LW – WAS)
- Alex Ovechkin would earn top honors after recording 13 goals and nine assists for 22 points in 15 games played. Ovechkin would record two hat tricks, with the first one getting him goal number 800 becoming the third individual in NHL history to accomplish the feat, and then the true highlight of the month would be Ovechkin surpassing Gordie Howe for second all time in goal scoring after recording goal number 802 on Dec. 23rd against the Winnipeg Jets.
Second Star – Connor McDavid (C – EDM)
- Connor McDavid would record 14 goals and 17 assists for 31 points in 15 games played for the Edmonton Oilers. McDavid would record eight multi-point games, and would have one five point game and three four point games. McDavid is the first Oiler since Wayne Gretzky (March 1988) to record a 30+ point month.
Third Star – Tage Thompson (C – BUF)
- Tage Thompson would record 13 goals and nine assists for 22 points in 11 games played for the Buffalo Sabres. Thompson would register points in nine of his 11 games played which would be highlighted by his five goal game against Columbus on Dec. 7th.
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