Bruins’ David Pastrnak named All-Star for 4th time in his profession


Pastrnak has scored 23 objectives in 37 video games to date this season.

Boston Bruins' David Pastrnak celebrates after scoring against the New Jersey Devils for the second time in the second period of an NHL hockey game Saturday, Dec. 30, 2023, in Boston.
David Pastrnak was named an All-Star for the fourth time in his profession on Thursday. (AP Picture/Michael Dwyer)

In a far-from-shocking improvement, Bruins winger David Pastrnak is heading again to the All-Star Recreation.

The NHL introduced Pastrnak as one of many first 32 alternatives — one participant from every group — for the upcoming 2024 All-Star Weekend on Thursday. The three-day occasion can be held in Toronto from Feb. 1-3.

This marks the fourth time that Pastrnak has been named an All-Star, beforehand incomes the nod in 2019, 2020, and 2023.

As anticipated, Pastrnak has been Boston’s major offensive conduit to date this season. In 37 video games with Boston, Pastrnak has scored 23 objectives and posted 53 complete factors.

The 27-year-old winger at the moment paces the Bruins in objectives, assists, factors, factors per sport, even-strength objectives, even-strength factors, power-play objectives, and power-play factors.

Even after the retirements of Patrice Bergeron and David Krejci this previous summer season, Pastrnak entered Thursday’s sport with a 114-point tempo in 2023-24 — which might be a brand new career-high.

Listed below are the primary 32 gamers named to the 2024 All-Star Weekend:

Japanese Convention 

Boston Bruins: David Pastrnak, F
Buffalo Sabres: Rasmus Dahlin, D
Carolina Hurricanes: Sebastian Aho, F
Columbus Blue Jackets: Boone Jenner, F
Detroit Crimson Wings: Alex DeBrincat, F
Florida Panthers: Sam Reinhart, F
Montreal Canadiens: Nick Suzuki, F
New Jersey Devils: Jack Hughes, F
New York Islanders: Mathew Barzal, F
New York Rangers: Igor Shesterkin, G
Ottawa Senators: Brady Tkachuk, F
Philadelphia Flyers: Travis Konecny, F
Pittsburgh Penguins: Sidney Crosby, F
Tampa Bay Lightning: Nikita Kucherov, F
Toronto Maple Leafs: Auston Matthews, F
Washington Capitals: Tom Wilson, F

Western Convention 

Anaheim Geese: Frank Vatrano, F
Arizona Coyotes: Clayton Keller, F
Calgary Flames: Elias Lindholm, F
Chicago Blackhawks: Connor Bedard, F
Colorado Avalanche: Nathan MacKinnon, F
Dallas Stars: Jake Oettinger, G
Edmonton Oilers: Connor McDavid, F
Los Angeles Kings: Cam Talbot, G
Minnesota Wild: Kirill Kaprizov, F
Nashville Predators: Filip Forsberg, F
San Jose Sharks: Tomas Hertl, F
St. Louis Blues: Robert Thomas, F
Seattle Kraken: Oliver Bjorkstrand, F
Vancouver Canucks: Quinn Hughes, D
Vegas Golden Knights: Jack Eichel, F
Winnipeg Jets: Connor Hellebuyck, G

A complete of 44 gamers will take part within the 2024 NHL All-Star Weekend, that includes 4 groups comprised of 11 gamers (9 skaters and two goaltenders). The ultimate 12 gamers (eight skaters, 4 goalies) that can fill all of the All-Star rosters can be decided by fan voting over the following few weeks.