Boston Bruins forward David Pastrnak has added more hardware to his trophy case. Already having claimed a share of the ‘Rocket’ Richard Trophy for leading the NHL in goals, Pastrnak was awarded with the Golden Hockey Stick as the Czech Republic’s top player in 2019-20. It’s the fourth consecutive year that the sniper has won the award.
Pastrnak’s fourth consecutive victory marks a significant milestone for the young star. Jaromir Jagr holds the record for most consecutive Golden Stick awards, also winning four in a row. Pastrnak has now officially tied the future Hall of Famer.
Pastrnak received 51 of 52 first-place votes for the award. He scored a league-leading and career-high 48 goals this past season, tied with Alexander Ovechkin. He collected 95 points in 70 games in 2019-20. Those numbers were both improvements off of his previous career-highs, which were set last season.
David Pastrnak was lethal on the powerplay. He scored a league-leading 20 powerplay goals prior to ‘the pause’ due to COVID-19 back in mid-March.
His fourth Golden Hockey Stick now has Pastrnak tied with Vladimir Martinec for the third-most wins in the award’s history. Only Dominik Hasek (five) and Jagr (twelve) have more in the award’s lengthy history.