EDMONTON, AB - Edmonton Oilers forward Leon Draisaitl has been named the NHL's third star for the month of October.
Draisaitl topped the NHL with 25 points (12G, 13A) in 14 games to help the Oilers climb into first place in the Pacific Division and equal single-season franchise records for wins and points in October (9-4-1, 19 points). Only one player in Edmonton's history has scored more goals in a single October: Wayne Gretzky in 1981 (13G, 14A-27 PTS in 13 GP) and 1983 (13G, 14A-27 PTS in 12 GP).
Draisaitl opened the month with an eight-game point streak (Oct. 2-18: 6G, 10A-16 PTS) and closed it with points in four straight (Oct. 24-30: 6G, 3A-9 PTS). The 24-year-old Cologne, Germany, native - who reached the 50-goal and 100-point milestones for the first time in 2018-19 (50G, 55A-105 PTS in 82 GP) - has recorded 137G, 200A -337 PTS in 365 career NHL games.
Washington Capitals defenseman John Carlson and Boston Bruins right wing David Pastrnak have also been named the NHL's "Three Stars" for the month of October.