also named to the 2018-19 nhl rookie team were defenseman miro heiskanen of the dallas stars, as well as forwards anthony cirelli of the tampa bay lightnings and brady tkachuk of the ottawa senators.
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Reading: 2018-19 nhl rookies
The vote was taken by the professional hockey writers association at the end of the regular season. The following is a summary of the outstanding campaign of each member of the nhl rookie team:
jordan binnington, street. louis blues
The Blues’ rise to playoff contention lined up with the first NHL start for Binnington, who burst onto the scene in January. 7 with street. Louis sits in last place in the Western Conference, nine points shy of a postseason berth. A third-round pick (87th overall) in the 2011 NHL draft, Binnington posted a shutout in his first career start and later set a franchise record for shutouts by a rookie (5). The 25-year-old Richmond Hill, Ont., native finished the regular season with a 24-5-1 record, led the NHL in goals-against average (1.89) and ranked fourth in save percentage (. 927). Binnington, a unanimous selection, is the Blues’ first rookie team representative since defenseman Colton Parayko in 2015-16; Only one other goalie in franchise history has earned the honor: Jake Allen, in both 2012-13 and 2014-15.
defenders (in alphabetical order) rasmus dahlin, buffalo sabers
Dahlin, the first overall pick in the 2018 nhl draft, led freshman defensemen and ranked third among all rookies in points (9-35-44 in 82 gp). his 35 assists ranked second among rookies, as did his time on the ice per game (21:09). With an assist on March 20 against Tor, Dahlin surpassed Bobby Orr (38 points in 1966-67) for the second-most points by an NHL defenseman before his 19th birthday. The Lidkoping, Sweden native has scored eight multi-point games this season, tied with Orr for the second-most by an 18-year-old blueliner in league history. Dahlin, also a unanimous selection, is the first honoree of the Sabers rookie team since forward Jack Eichel in 2015-16 and the first Buffalo defenseman to make the team since Tyler Myers in 2009-10.
i watch heiskanen, dallas stars
heiskanen, the no. The No. 3 pick in the 2017 NHL draft, he bested all rookies in average time on ice (23:07) while playing in all 82 games. He led freshman defenders with 12 goals and 182 shots on goal, while his 33 points ranked second only to Dahlin. Heiskanen also shared third place among all rookies with four game-winning goals, a franchise record for a first-year defenseman. At 19 years, 192 days, Heiskanen became the second-youngest player in All-Star/North Star history to appear in the All-Star game, behind only Don Beaupre (19 years, 144 days). The Espoo, Finland, native is the fourth pick on the franchise’s rookie team and only the second defenseman to be on the roster, joining his current teammate John Klingberg (2014-15).
forward (in alphabetical order)
anthony cirelli, tampa bay lightning
Cirelli, a third-round pick (72nd overall) in the 2015 nhl draft, ranked second among rookies with five goals in the win and fifth with 19 total goals to help the lightning to equal the league record for wins in a season (62). Cirelli, who played in all 82 games, outscored all nhl forwards (rookies and veterans) in a short amount of time on ice (222:39) and shared first place among rookie skaters, along with teammate erik cernak , with a rating of +25. The 21-year-old Etobicoke, Ont., native, who has amassed 39 total points, is the fourth honoree from the Ray’s rookie team and the first since Tyler Johnson and Ondrej Palat were named to the group in 2013-14. elias pettersson, vancouver canucks
pettersson, the no. 5 in the 2017 nhl draft, he began his career on a five-game point streak (5 3-8) and went on to lead all rookies and the canucks team in goals (28), assists (38 ) and points. (66) in 71 appearances. He also doubled as the NHL’s rookie and Vancouver’s leader in both power play goals (10) and game-winning goals (7). Pettersson’s 66 points set a Canucks rookie record, surpassing the previous mark set by Pavel Bure in 1991-92 (34-26-60). He scored multiple five-point games (Nov 2 vs. Col: 2-3-5, Dec 9 at STL: 1-4-5), becoming only the sixth rookie in the expansion era (since 1967-68) in achieve that feat in a single season. Pettersson, a unanimous pick, is the second pick on the Vancouver rookie team in as many years, after his current teammate, Brock Boeser, in 2017-18.
brady tkachuk, ottawa senators
tkachuk, who was selected fourth overall in the 2018 nhl draft, ranked second among rookies in both goals (22) and points (45) while playing in 71 games. he also outscored first-year skaters with 214 shots on goal, 25 more than the next closest player, and ranked third in average time on ice among rookie forwards (16:01). tkachuk scored three decisive goals, including the winner of extra time on March 23 at edm. he also posted a trio of three-point performances, including Oct. 10 vs. Phi (2-1-3) – His second NHL game. the 19-year-old son of former nhler keith tkachuk and brother of calgary flames forward matthew tkachuk is the first member of his family to make the rookie team and the first representative from the senators since mark stone in 2014-15 . * * * * *
2018-19 nhl rookie team vote (1 point per vote)
points1. elias pettersson, van 1712. brady tkachuk, ott 1603. anthony cirelli, tbl 794. andreas johnsson, tor 515. andrei svechnikov, car 426. jesperi kotkaniemi, mtl 77. robert thomas, stl 28. colin white, ott 1
points1. rasmus dahlin, buf 1712. miro heiskanen, dal 1653. marcus pettersson, hole 6
points1. jordan binnington, stl 171