BOSTON - The Bruins announced their regular season award winners before the Bruins/Capitals game on Saturday, April 8. David Pastrnak was named the recipient of the Eddie Shore Award (exceptional hustle and determination, chosen by the "Gallery Gods"); Brad Marchand was named the winner of the Elizabeth Dufresne Trophy (outstanding performance during home games, determined by the Boston Chapter of the Professional Hockey Writers Association); David Pastrnak was selected for the John P. Bucyk Award (greatest off-ice charitable contributions, chosen by John Bucyk); and Tuukka Rask (First Star), Patrice Bergeron (Second Star) and Brad Marchand (Third Star) were named the Bruins Three Stars (top performers at home games over the course of the season, chosen by 98.5 The Sports Hub).
Eddie Shore Award:
Bruins forward David Pastrnak has been selected by the "Gallery Gods" as the Eddie Shore Award winner for demonstrating exceptional hustle and determination throughout the 2016-17 season. Pastrnak entered Saturday second on the team in points (70) and goals (34), first on the team in power play goals (10) and third on the team in assists (36). The 20-year-old forward established career highs in all offensive categories and became the first Bruins player under the age of 21 to record 30 goals in a season since Patrice Bergeron in 2005-06.
Elizabeth Dufresne Trophy:
Bruins forward Brad Marchand has been selected as the Elizabeth Dufresne Trophy recipient for his outstanding performance during Bruins home games this season. He has 17 goals and 17 assists for 34 points during home games at TD Garden this season, including eight multi-point games.
John P. Bucyk Award:
David Pastrnak has been an active participant in the Boston Bruins off-ice charitable events throughout the course of the 2016-17 campaign. In the offseason, Pastrnak took part in "Bruins Global: China 2016," where he helped teach the game of hockey to youth players in Beijing. In February, the 20-year-old forward visited the Boston Chinatown Neighborhood Center with O.R.G. Packaging Chairman Zhou Yunjie, where the pair helped children with arts and crafts, and gave out tickets to the Bruins' Chinese Cultural Night game against the Montreal Canadiens. Pastrnak also participated in the Bruins Holiday Toy Shopping and Delivery events, and dressed up as a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle for a Halloween visit with patients at Boston Children's Hospital. Along with the trophy, Pastrnak receives $1,000 to donate to the charity of his choice from the Boston Bruins Alumni Foundation. Pastrnak chose the Best Buddies for his donation.
Bruins Three Stars:
First Star Tuukka Rask compiled a record of 20-10-1 in 32 home games with five shutouts, a GAA of 2.09 and save percentage of .916. The B's Second Star, Patrice Bergeron tallied 12 goals (third on team) and 16 assists (fifth on team) for 28 points (third on team) at home this season. Third Star Brad Marchand accrued 17 goals (second on team) and 17 assists (tied for third on team) for 34 points (second on team) during home games.
Boston Bruins Foundation and Professional Hockey Writers Association Donation:
The Boston Bruins Foundation and the Boston Chapter of the PHWA partnered on a program to raise money for local charities by asking the working media who cover Bruins home games to make a small donation when dining in the Will McDonough Press Room prior to games. Through the program, those members of the media who dined in the Press Room were asked to make an $8 donation, 100 percent of which went to the Boston Bruins Foundation. This year, the Boston Bruins Foundation and the PHWA will be donating $20,000 to The John Martin Fund.