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Marchand Named NHL First Team All-Star

Winger is first Bruin to grab the honor since Zdeno Chara in 2013-14

by Eric Russo @NHLBruins / BostonBruins.com

BostonBruins.com - While Patrice Bergeron grabbed most of the attention at the NHL Awards on Wednesday by winning his record-tying fourth Selke Trophy, the center's longtime linemate picked up a pretty important accolade of his own.

Brad Marchand was named an NHL First Team All-Star, the first such honor of his career. The winger is the first Bruin to be named to the team since Zdeno Chara in 2013-14.

Video: Bruins react to Marchand's four-point night

The 29-year-old had a career year in 2016-17, collecting 39 goals and 46 assists for 85 points - all career highs - over 80 games. It was Marchand's second consecutive 30-goal season.

The 39 goals were good for fifth in the NHL, while his 85 points placed him sixth.

Marchand tallied nine goals and 24 points on the power play, while adding another three goals shorthanded. His eight game-winning goals were the third-most in the NHL.

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