MONTREAL - Forward Brendan Gallagher is the Molson Cup recipient for the month of October.
Gallagher was selected first star of the game three times (October 5 at Toronto, October 12 against St. Louis and October 30 at Arizona) as well as third star twice (October 17 against Minnesota and October 26 versus Toronto). He finished ahead of teammates Jonathan Drouin and Joel Armia.
In 13 games in October, Gallagher led the team with 7 goals and 12 points (tied with J. Drouin in both instances). The right winger recorded his 300th career point in the NHL on October 20 at Minnesota and played the 500th game of his career in the NHL on October 30 at Arizona.
The 27-year-old forward will be presented with the Molson Cup during a ceremony prior to next Tuesday's game against the Boston Bruins at the Bell Centre.