Hey now, you're an all-star - again!
Elias Pettersson is headed back to the NHL All-Star Game, to be played in St. Louis on Saturday, January 25, as part of all-star weekend. The second-year forward, who won the Calder Trophy as rookie of the year last season, leads the Canucks in goals with 18 and points with 41, and is on pace to set career-highs in goals, assists and points this season.
Petey began his NHL career scoring 10 goals in his first 10 games and the highlights haven't stopped since. This season, six of his 18 goals have been game-winners, including an absolute beauty in overtime in a 1-0 win over Carolina on December 12th.
Video: CAR@VAN: Pettersson wins it in OT for Canucks
As the goals and points continue to pile up for Pettersson, so do the accolades: his 12 game-winning goals since the start of the 2018-19 season is second only to Brad Marchand's 13; Petterson is one of five active players to reach the 30-point mark in fewer than 30 games in each of his first two or more NHL seasons; Petey recorded his 100th career point in his 103rd game, becoming the second quickest Canucks player to accomplish the feat.
If Petey keeps up his ridiculous play, he'll be on the all-star roster for years to come.
Video: NSH@VAN: Pettersson goes upstairs on Rinne
Video: VAN@WSH: Pettersson hammers home one-timer for PPG
Video: VAN@VGK: Pettersson dives to tap home rebound