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Tanner Pearson named NHL Rookie of the Month

by Staff Writer / Los Angeles Kings

NEW YORK – Los Angeles Kings left wing Tanner Pearson, who led all rookies with seven goals and nine points in 11 games, has been named the NHL Rookie of the Month for October.

Kings' Pearson in October
DATE
OPPONENT
G
A
PTS RESULT
Oct. 8 SJS 0 0 0 4-0 loss
Oct. 11 at ARI 1 0 1 3-2 loss (OT)
Oct. 12 WPG 1 1 2 4-1 win
Oct. 14 EDM 2 1 3 6-1 win
Oct. 16 STL 0 0 0 1-0 win (SO)
Oct. 19 MIN 1 0 1 2-1 win
Oct. 23 BUF 0 0 0 2-0 win
Oct. 26 CBJ 2 0 2 5-2 win
Oct. 28 at PHI 0 0 0 3-2 loss (OT)
Oct. 30 at PIT 0 0 0 3-0 loss
Oct. 31 at DET 0 0 0 5-2 loss
TOTALS: 7 2 9

Pearson edged Washington Capitals left wing Andre Burakovsky (2-6—8 in nine games), Nashville Predators center Filip Forsberg (1-7—8 in 10 games) and New Jersey Devils defenseman Damon Severson (4-3—7 in 10 games) for the honor.

Pearson, the 30th overall selection by the Kings in the 2012 NHL Draft, scored the team's first goal of the season Oct. 11 against the Arizona Coyotes. He followed that up with consecutive multi-point performances: 1 1—2 Oct. 12 against the Winnipeg Jets and 2-1—3 Oct. 14 against the Edmonton Oilers, setting career highs for goals and points in one game. Pearson then capped the month with his second career multi-goal game Oct. 26 against the Columbus Blue Jackets (2-0—2).

Pearson, a 22-year-old native of Kitchener, Ont., made his NHL debut Nov. 14, 2013 against the New York Islanders, scoring a goal in his first career game. Playing alongside Tyler Toffoli (6-8—14) and Jeff Carter (5-7—12), the trio known as "That '70s Line" combined for 35 points in 11 October games, including 18 of the team's 25 regulation/overtime goals.

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