Monday, January 31, 2011GLENDALE, AZ –
The National Hockey League announced today that Phoenix Coyotes All-Star defenseman Keith Yandle
has been named the NHL’s Second Star for the month of January. Boston Bruins center Patrice Bergeron was named the league’s First Star while Nashville Predators goaltender Pekka Rinne was named the Third Star.
Yandle helped lead the Coyotes to an 8-4-2 month, while registering 3-14-17 in 14 games. He also had a plus-9 rating. Yandle finished the month of January with a nine-game point streak, the league’s longest active streak, recording 2-12-14 in that stretch.
The 24-year-old Yandle leads all NHL defenseman in scoring with 8-36-44 in 51 games. His 36 assists also rank first amongst defenseman and are tied for sixth most overall in the league. His 20 power-play assists are tied for second most in the NHL. He also has a team leading nine multi-point games and leads the team in average ice time (24:21).
The Boston, Mass., native has already surpassed his career-high point total of 41 (12g, 29a) that he set last season.
The Coyotes visit the San Jose Sharks on Tuesday at 8:00 p.m. (MST). The game will be televised on Versus and can be heard on XTRA Sports 910 AM. The Coyotes return home on Wednesday to host the Vancouver Canucks at 7:30 p.m. at Jobing.com Arena. For ticket information, please call 480-563-PUCK or visit PhoenixCoyotes.com.