Pettersson leads 3 Stars of the Week

Vancouver Canucks center Elias Pettersson, Tampa Bay Lightning goaltender Louis Domingue and Calgary Flames left wing Johnny Gaudreau have been named the NHL's "Three Stars" for the week ending Dec. 9.


Pettersson led the NHL with 2-6-8, including two game-winning goals, in three outings to power the Canucks (13-16-3, 29 points) to a pair of victories. He collected one assist in a 3-2 loss to the Minnesota Wild Dec. 4. Pettersson then scored his third career game-winning goal and added one helper in a 5-3 triumph over the Nashville Predators Dec. 6. He capped the week with 1-4-5, his second career five-point performance (also Nov. 2 vs. COL: 2-3-5), in a 6-1 victory against the St. Louis Blues Dec. 9. In doing so, Pettersson became the sixth rookie in the NHL's expansion era (since 1967-68) to record multiple five-point games within a single season - and the second to achieve the feat before the end of December (also Bryan Trottier: 1975-76 w/ NYI). The 20-year-old Sundsvall, Sweden, native - who was selected fifth overall in the 2017 NHL Draft - paces all rookies with 15 goals, 15 assists and 30 points in 26 contests this season. His four game-winning goals also lead all rookies and share fourth place in the entire League.