The National Hockey League announced today that Islanders forward Michael Grabner has been named the third star of the week for the week ending on Jan. 30.
Grabner scored two points in two games last week before representing the Islanders at NHL All Star Weekend. At this year’s Honda Superskills event in Raleigh, Grabner helped earn a victory for Team Staal, winning the Bridgestone Fastest Skater competition, posting the two fastest times of 14.061 in his first heat and 14.238 in the finals.
This season, Grabner has already posted career highs in goals (15), assists (6), points (21) and games played (45) in his first season on Long Island. He was claimed off of waivers from the Florida Panthers prior to the start of the season.