In his first full month as a member of the Minnesota Wild, goaltender Devan Dubnyk was a workhorse and helped lead the club climb the Western Conference standings. After starting all 14 games for Minnesota and posting a 11-2-1 record during the month, Dubnyk was named by the NHL the First Star for the month of February.
The 28-year-old posted a 1.64 goals-against average, .939 save percentage, three shutouts and one assist during the month. He surrendered only 23 goals-against and led the NHL in wins and shutouts in the month of February.
His win (24), shutout (six) and 20 consecutive starts (ties Wild franchise record) are career-highs and he ranks T-2nd in the NHL in shutouts, third in GAA (2.15) and T-5th in SV% (.926) this season.
Dubnyk became the first Wild player to earn the honor as the First Star of the month. Josh Harding was named the Third Star of the month in 2013.