Necas named NHL's Second Star of the Week

 The National Hockey League today announced that Carolina Hurricanes forward Martin Necas has been named its "Second Star" for the week ending March 28.

Necas posted seven points (4g, 3a) in three games last week, including two multi-point games. The 6'3", 191-pound forward started the week by scoring a goal in his 100th career NHL/Hurricanes game, a 3-0 win at Columbus on March 22, then tallied a team-high two points (1g, 1a) in a 4-3 overtime win at Columbus on March 25. Necas finished the week with a career-high four points (2g, 2a), including the game-winning goal, in a 4-3 win over Tampa Bay on March 27.

The Nove Mesto na Morave, Czech Republic, native leads all Central Division players with 17 points (7g, 10a) in 13 games since March 1. He has earned 28 points (9g, 19a) through 30 games in 2020-21, which ranks first among all players selected in the 2017 NHL Draft and second among Czech-born NHL players this season. Necas was also named the NHL's Third Star of the Week on March 8. He has posted 66 points (26g, 40a) in 102 career NHL games with Carolina. He was selected by the Hurricanes in the first round, 12th overall, of the 2017 NHL Draft.