Muzzin edged Chicago Blackhawks left wing Brandon Saad (3-12—15 in 14 games), Florida Panthers center Jonathan Huberdeau (5-7—12 in 16 games), Montreal Canadiens right wing Brendan Gallagher (5-6—11 in 14 games), St. Louis Blues goaltender Jake Allen (5-2-0, 2.33 GAA, 1 SO) and Ottawa Senators goaltender Robin Lehner (3-1-3, 2.07 GAA) for the honor.
Muzzin, 24, had a career-high two goals and three points in a 6-4 win over the St. Louis Blues March 5. He also posted his first career multi-assist game (0-2—2) in a 3-1 victory over the Calgary Flames March 11 and first career game-winning goal in a 4-0 triumph over the Phoenix Coyotes March 18.
Selected by the Pittsburgh Penguins in the fifth round (141st overall) of the 2007 NHL Draft, Muzzin signed with the Kings as a free agent on Jan. 4, 2010. In 32 games this season, he leads all rookies with a +13 rating and ranks tied for third among freshmen blueliners with 14 points (6-8—14). Muzzin joins St. Louis Blues right wing Vladimir Tarasenko (January) and Florida Panthers center Jonathan Huberdeau (February) as Rookie of the Month winners this season.
Jake Muzzin in March
|March 2||at Vancouver||0||1||1||5-2 loss|
|March 4||NASHVILLE||0||0||0||5-1 win|
|March 5||ST. LOUIS||2||1||3||6-4 win|
|March 7||DALLAS||0||0||0||5-2 loss|
|March 9||CALGARY||1||0||1||6-2 win|
|March 11||CALGARY||0||2||2||3-1 win|
|March 12||at Phoenix||0||1||1||5-2 loss|
|March 14||at San Jose||0||0||0||4-3 loss|
|March 16||SAN JOSE||0||0||0||5-2 win|
|March 18||PHOENIX||1||0||1||4-0 win|
|March 19||PHOENIX||0||1||1||3-2 win|
|March 21||DALLAS||0||0||0||2-0 loss|
|March 23||VANCOUVER||0||0||0||1-0 loss|
|March 25||at Chicago||0||0||0||5-4 win|
|March 28||at St. Louis||0||0||0||4-2 win|
|March 30||at Minnesota||0||1||1||4-3 loss (shootout)|
|March 31||at Dallas||0||0||0||3-2 win|
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