Boston Bruins forwards David Pastrnak and Brad Marchand, as well as, goalie Tuukka Rask have been named to the NHL 2019-20 First and Second All-Star Teams. Pastrnak – the 2020 NHL All-Star Game MVP – was named right wing on the first team and Marchand and Rask were on the second team.
This is the first time that Pastrnak has made the First Team. The Maurice Richard Trophy winner was the lone Boston Bruins member to make the First All-Star Team. Pastrnak finished the regular season with 48 goals and 47 assists for 95 points. In the Bruins postseason run, the 24-year-old registered 3 goals and 7 assists for 10 points in ten games.
Rask was named to the Second All-Star Team. The 2014 Vezina Trophy winner and 2020 nominee, was also named to the First All-Star Team back in the 2013-14 season. Rask had a dominant season for the Boston Bruins going 26-8-6 with a 2.12 GAA and .929 SV%. Before leaving the NHL postseason bubble, the 33-year-old had a 1-4 record with a 2.57 GAA and .904 SV% in the playoffs.
Meanwhile, Marchand received his third career postseason All-Star nomination. The left-winger already has a First and Second All-Star nod under his belt. Marchand tallied 28 goals and 59 assists for 87 points in the regular season. The 32-year-old scored 7 goals and 5 assists for 12 points in 13 games during Boston’s run for the Stanley Cup.
Pastrnak, Edmonton Oilers center Leon Draisaitl – who also won the 2020 Hart Trophy and the Ted Lindsay Award Monday -.and New York Rangers Forward Artemi Panarin were the first team forwards. 2020 Norris Trophy winner and Nashville Predators defenseman Roman Josi and Noris Trophy finalist John Carlson of the Washington Capitals formed the first team blue line and Vezina Trophy winner Connor Hellebuyck of the Winnipeg Jets got the nod between the pipes.
On the Second All-Star Team, Rask and Marchand were joined by Tampa Bay Lightning players Victor Hedman and Nikita Kucherov, Colorado Avalanche forward Nathan MacKinnon, and St. Louis Blues defenseman Alex Pietrangelo.