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Bruins F David Pastrnak wins All-Star MVP

The Bruins announced their 2019-20 season awards on Thursday and as expected, 2019-20 Rocket Richard Award co-winner David Pastrnak racked up some more hardware. 

Pastrnak was named the winner of the Elizabeth Dufresne Trophy (outstanding performance during home games, determined by the Boston Chapter of the Professional Hockey Writers Association) and earned the the first star of the 98.5 The Sports Hub Three Stars for home games in the regular season. Tuukka Rask (Second Star) and Brad Marchand (Third Star) were the other two stars.

Pastrnak was also recently given ‘The Golden Stick’ as the Czech player of the year for the fourth straight season tying Jaromir Jagr for the most consecutive ‘Golden Sticks’. The 24-year-old winger tied nine-time Rocket Richard winner Alexander Ovechkin for the most goals in the NHL this season with 48 lamplighters. Pastrnak also chipped in with 47 assists for 95 points. On Wednesday, Pastrnak’s slick style also got rewarded as he was named the NHL’s Best Dressed player in the NHL Fan’s Choice Awards. The affable Pastrnak won a majority 32.4% of the vote, narrowly beating out Toronto Maple Leafs center Auston Matthews as well as Mark Schiefele of the Winnipeg Jets and Jack Eichel of the Buffalo Sabres.

The word around the NHL this week is that Pastrnak will be named a Hart Trophy nominee along with Leon Draisaitl and Connor McDavid but Pastrnak made it clear Monday who he thinks should be the league MVP.

“For me, it’s absolutely no question,” Pastrnak said. “For me, Leon Draisaitl was showing up the whole season.” 

Brandon Carlo won the Eddie Shore Award (exceptional hustle and determination, chosen by the “Gallery Gods”) and Patrice Bergeron was selected for the John P. Bucyk Award (greatest off-ice charitable contributions, chosen by John Bucyk) 

 From the official press release from the Bruins:

Eddie Shore Award:

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 Bruins defenseman Brandon Carlo has been selected by the “Gallery Gods” as the Eddie Shore Award winner for demonstrating exceptional hustle and determination throughout the 2019-20 season. The 6-foot-5, 212-pound defenseman, who just finished his fourth NHL regular season with Boston, was tied for third on the team in ice time (20:29/game) and set a career high in scoring with four goals and 15 assists for 19 points with a plus-16 rating. Despite being just 23 years old, Carlo ranks eighth among current Bruins players in career games played (297).

 Elizabeth Dufresne Trophy:

 Bruins forward David Pastrnak has been selected as the Elizabeth Dufresne Trophy recipient for his outstanding performance during Bruins home games this season. He led the team in goals (28) and points (49) over the course of 35 games at TD Garden. Brad Marchand had won the award following each of the previous three seasons. 

 John P. Bucyk Award:

 Patrice Bergeron was selected for the John P. Bucyk Award for his contributions to the Boston community this season. He once again spearheaded the Bruins’ Pucks and Paddles event to benefit Floating Hospital for Children at Tufts Medical Center. He also visited local children’s hospitals for Halloween and Christmas, delivering toys and helping to brighten the days of the kids who have to spend their holidays away from home. This summer, Bergeron pledged $25,000 each to the NAACP-Boston and the Centre Multiethnique de Quebec to promote their efforts and advocacy for racial justice and equality. Along with the award, Bergeron receives $1,000 to donate to the charity of his choice from the Boston Bruins Alumni Foundation. The award is named after Bruins legend John P. Bucyk, who just finished his 62nd season with the organization. 

 98.5 The Sports Hub Three Stars:

 First Star David Pastrnak led the team with 28 goals and 21 assists for 49 points with a plus-11 rating at home this season. The B’s Second Star, Tuukka Rask, compiled a 14-2-6 record with a 2.15 goals against average and .926 save percentage with three shutouts in 22 starts at home. Third Star Brad Marchand notched 14 goals and a team-high 27 assists for 41 points in 35 games at TD Garden this year.

With 20 years of experience (SiriusXM NHL Network Radio, ESPNBoston, NESN, NHL.com, etc.) covering the Bruins, the NHL, NCAA and junior hockey and more, Jimmy Murphy’s hockey black book is full of Hall of Famers, current players, coaches, management, scouts and a wide array of hockey media personalities that have lived in and around this great game. For 17 of his 20 years as a hockey and sports reporter, Murph covered the Bruins on essentially a daily basis covering their victorious 2011 Stanley Cup run and their 2013 run to the Final as well. Murphy has hosted national and local radio shows and podcasts and also has experience in TV as well.

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