BOSTON - The National Hockey League announced today, February 1, that Boston Bruins forward Brad Marchand has been named the NHL second star for the month of January. Forward Evgeny Kuznetsov (Washington) and defenseman Brent Burns (San Jose) were named the first and third stars of the month, respectively.
Marchand, who made his first career All-Star Game appearance last weekend, led the NHL with 11 goals and nine assists for 20 points in 14 games to guide the Bruins (26-21-6, 58 points) to a 6-6-2 January. He picked up at least one point in nine of his 14 contests, highlighted by his third career five-point performance (and second of the season) on January 14 vs. PHI (two goals, three assists). Marchand also posted five multi-goal games, pacing the NHL with 11 goals overall, and led the NHL with three shorthanded goals and four shorthanded points.
The 28-year-old Halifax, N.S., native ranks sixth in the NHL with 21 goals and 30 assists for 51 points in 53 games this season and also shares the league lead with three shorthanded goals.