Bruins’ David Pastrnak Selected to First Career NHL All-Star Game
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For the first time in his career, David Pastrnak is an All-Star.
The National Hockey League announced on Wednesday evening who was selected for the 2019 All-Star Game in San Jose, Calif. later this month, and as of right now, the 22-year-old forward stands as the lone Bruin to represent the Eastern Conference’s Atlantic Division.
Currently in the middle of his fifth season in the NHL, Pastrnak leads his club in goals scored with 24, power play goals with 11, and total points with 50 over a span of 40 games played thus far.
According to the league’s official website, Pastrnak is, “the first Bruins player to reach the 50-point milestone within the team’s first 40 games of the season since Marc Savard in 2006-07.”
A native of the Czech Republic, Pastrnak has notched hat tricks on two separate occasions this season, with the first coming on October 13th against the Detroit Red Wings and the second coming against the Toronto Maple Leafs on November 10th.
Selected by Boston with the 25th overall pick in the 2014 Entry Draft, the high-energy winger ranks 25th in goals scored amongst all NHL’ers since making his debut with the B’s on November 24th, 2014.
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Along with Pastrnak’s first ever All-Star nod, the NHL also announced that Bruins forward and Pastrnak’s linemate Patrice Bergeron has been named one of the Atlantic Division’s “Last Men In,” meaning fans will have the opportunity starting Thursday at 12 PM ET to vote the 15-year veteran to his third All-Star team selection.