RALEIGH, NC - The National Hockey League today announced that Carolina Hurricanes forward Sebastian Aho has been named its "Third Star" for the week ending Oct. 14.
Aho posted seven points (3g, 4a) in three games last week, including a pair of multi-point games. The 6'0", 176-pound forward recorded a goal and an assist in Carolina's 5-3 win over Vancouver on Oct. 9, then matched a career high with four points (2g, 2a), including the overtime winner, in a 5-4 win at Minnesota on Oct. 13. Aho also tallied an assist at Winnipeg on Oct. 14.
The Rauma, Finland, native is the sixth player in franchise history to open the season with a six-game point streak (4g, 7a). Aho has earned more points in six games this season (11) than in 18 previous October games in his career (10), and had not recorded an October goal prior to this season. In 2017-18, he became the youngest player since relocation to lead the Hurricanes in scoring, finishing the season with 65 points (29g, 36a) at 20 years and 255 days old. The only players from the 2015 NHL Draft who have scored more career goals than Aho (57) are Connor McDavid (89) and Jack Eichel (76).