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Daniel Sprong Named QMJHL 'First Star' for March

by Pittsburgh Penguins @Penguins / Media Release

The Quebec Major Junior Hockey League announced that Penguins prospect Daniel Sprong, who skates for the Charlottetown Islanders, was named the 'First Star' for March, the second-straight month that Sprong took home the league's top star honors.

The 19-year-old forward scored 12 goals and had 22 points in just nine games in March. Those numbers included six multi-point efforts, two game-winning goals and at least one goal in six of his nine appearances. Sprong also established Charlottetown single-game records with four goals and seven points in a 12-3 win on March 8 against Moncton.

Sprong wrapped up his regular season with 59 points (32G-27A) in just 31 games played, giving him the highest points per game average (1.9) in the league. Of the 28 players in the 'Q' to score 30 or more times, he was the only one to average better than a goal per game (1.03). Sprong scored 26 of his 32 goals at even strength. 

Sprong and the Islanders finished the regular season with the fourth-best record in the QMJHL. They will take on Baie-Comeau in the first round of the QMJHL playoffs, which begin on Friday, March 24.

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