has been named the league's First Star of the Week for the week ending on Feb. 13.
The National Hockey League announced today that forward
Grabner, 23, led the Islanders with eight goals last week, including two game winners, to help his club go 3-1-0 in four games. The Villach, Austria native posted three straight multi-goal games including his second career hat trick on Sunday in Buffalo. He also led the team with a +7 rating during the past week. In 51 games this season, Grabner leads all Islanders with 24 goals and a +10 rating. He is in a first place tie with San Jose Sharks forward Logan Couture for the most goals by an NHL rookie.
The Islanders claimed Grabner off of waivers from the Florida Panthers on Oct. 5, 2010. He was originally drafted in the first round, 14th overall, of the 2006 NHL Entry Draft by the Vancouver Canucks.
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