RALEIGH, NC - The National Hockey League today announced that Carolina Hurricanes forward Martin Necas has been named its "Third Star" for the week ending March 7.
Necas posted seven points (2g, 5a) in four games last week, including two multi-point games. The 6'3", 191-pound forward earned an assist on both goals in regulation and scored the overtime winner in a 3-2 win at Florida on March 1, then tallied an assist in a 4-2 win at Nashville the following night. Necas also recorded two points (1g, 1a) in a 5-2 win against Detroit on March 4 and finished the week with an assist in a 4-2 win over Florida on March 7.
The Nove Mesto na Morave, Czech Republic, native has registered the most assists of any Czech-born NHL player this season, and he ranks fourth in points among that group. Necas has scored the first two overtime goals of his NHL/Hurricanes career this season, and he is one of only six NHL players to have scored at least two overtime goals in 2020-21. He also scored his first career shootout game-deciding goal on Feb. 27 at Florida. Necas has posted 56 points (21g, 35a) in 93 career NHL games with Carolina. He was selected by the Hurricanes in the first round, 12th overall, of the 2017 NHL Draft.