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Bozak named NHL's Third Star of the Week

by Chris Lund / Toronto Maple Leafs

Maple Leafs forward Tyler Bozak has been named the NHL's Third Star of the Week for the week ending Dec. 27. He was joined by Calgary's Johnny Gaudreau (First Star) and Dallas' Antti Niemi (Second Star) on the list this week.

From the NHL's official release...


Bozak ranked second in the NHL in both goals (4) and points (tied-5) to power the Maple Leafs (13-14-7, 33 points) to two victories in three starts. He recorded his second career hat trick, including the game-winning goal, in a 7-4 triumph over the Colorado Avalanche Dec. 21. Bozak then collected one assist in a 3-2 loss to the Arizona Coyotes Dec. 22 before closing the week with one goal in a 3-1 win over the New York Islanders Dec. 27. The 29-year-old Regina, Sask., native shares second on the Maple Leafs with 9-15—24 in 30 games this season, including 5-5—10 in his last eight outings.

This is the second time this season a Maple Leaf has been named one of the Three Stars of the Week. James Reimer was named the Third Star of the Week earlier this season on Nov. 16.

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