BOSTON, MA The Bruins announced their regular season award winners before the Bruins/Sabres game on Saturday, April 12. Brad Marchand was named the recipient of the Eddie Shore Award (exceptional hustle and determination, chosen by the Gallery Gods); David Krejci 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); Tuukka Rask was selected for the John P. Bucyk Award (greatest off-ice charitable contributions, chosen by John Bucyk); and Tuukka Rask (First Star), David Krejci (Second Star) and Patrice Bergeron (Third Star) were named the Bruins Three Stars (top performers at home over the course of the season, chosen by 98.5 The Sports Hub).
Eddie Shore Award:
Bruins winger Brad Marchand
has been selected by the Gallery Gods as the Eddie Shore
Award winner for demonstrating exceptional hustle and determination throughout the 2014 season. Marchand entered Saturday tied for third on the team in goals (24), sixth in points (50) and tied for seventh in assists (26). The forwards plus-35 rating ranks third on the team and in the NHL
Elizabeth Dufresne Trophy:
David Krejci has been selected as the Elizabeth Dufresne Trophy recipient for his outstanding performance during Bruins home games this season. In 40 games at TD Garden this year, Krejci has registered 13 goals (third on team) and 27 assists (leads team) for 40 points (leads team). The forwards plus-30 rating in Boston leads all Bruins players.
John P. Bucyk Award:
Tuukka Rask has been an active participant in the Boston Bruins off-ice charitable events throughout the course of the 2013-14 campaign. Rask used many of his rare off days to make a difference in the Greater Boston area, which included visits to The Floating Hospital for Children at Tufts Medical Center, teaming up with the Boston Bruins Foundation and Make-A-Wish of Massachusetts & Rhode Island which was featured on Behind the B, and donating to the Bruins Annual Cuts for a Cause and Bruins Holiday Toy Shopping event.
Bruins Three Stars:
First Star Tuukka Rask compiled a record of 21-7-3 in 31 home games this season with a home GAA of 1.69 and save percentage of .941. The Bs Second Star, David Krejci, accumulated a team-high +30 rating at TD Garden while registering 13 goals and 27 assists for 40 points. Patrice Bergeron, named the Third Star, tallied 14 goals (second on team) and 14 assists (tied for fifth on team) for 28 points (fourth on team) in 40 games on home ice with a +21 rating.
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 $8.00 donation, 100 percent of which went to the Boston Bruins Foundation.
This year, the Boston Bruins Foundation and the PHWA will be donating $11,000 to the Progeria Research Fund and $11,000 to the Lieutenant Walsh-Firefighter Kennedy Memorial Fund.