Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Vancouver Canucks Rookie Elias Pettersson Named NHL's First Star of the Week

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Vancouver Canucks Rookie Elias Pettersson Named NHL's First Star of the Week

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Pettersson named NHL's first star of the week

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NEW YORK - Elias Pettersson's stock continues to rise.

The Vancouver Canucks rookie centre was named the NHL's first star of the week Monday after scoring two goals and six assists in three games.

Tampa Bay Lightning goalie Louis Domingue got the nod as the second star, while Calgary Flames winger Johnny Gaudreau rounded out the top-3.

The NHL's rookie of the month for October, Pettersson had a goal and four assists in Vancouver's 6-1 road victory over the St. Louis Blues on Sunday for his second five-point performance of the season.

The 20-year-old Swede, who recorded two goals and three assists against the Colorado Avalanche in early November, is the sixth rookie in the expansion era to notch multiple five-point games in a season. …

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