BOSTON - The National Hockey League announced today, May 1, that Boston Bruins forward Brad Marchand and frontline healthcare hero Meaghan Quinn have been named the East Division Stars of the Month for April.
Marchand led the league with 14 goals and tied for the league lead with 24 points through 17 games in April. The 5-foot-9, 181-pound forward also ranked first among penalty killers with three shorthanded goals and four shorthanded points. His 31 career shorthanded goals and 51 career shorthanded points are the most all time in Bruins franchise history. He was tied for the league lead with four game-winning goals and ranked second only to teammate Patrice Bergeron with a plus-15 rating. The 32-year-old notched his fourth career hat trick on April 3 against Pittsburgh, to go along with three multi-goal games and three four-point games during the month.
Through 47 games this season, the Halifax, Nova Scotia native leads the Bruins in all major offensive categories with 27 goals and 33 assists for 60 points with a plus-23 rating.
Quinn, a native of Gloucester, Massachusetts, is a labor and delivery nurse at Beverly Hospital. Right before the pandemic started, she started her dream job on the labor and delivery floor of Beverly Hospital. The old floor she worked on ended up becoming the COVID-19 floor for the hospital and was very busy. Being the wonderful and hard-working nurse she is, she contacted her old floor manager and administration at the hospital and asked if she could go back to her old floor and help. She was given the opportunity to return, and while she was being oriented on her new floor, she would pick up extra shifts and head back to her old floor where she was on the frontline of fighting this pandemic. Not only is she an amazing woman but also an amazing nurse who will always go out of her way to help anyone in need.