Vancouver Canucks super rookie Elias Pettersson completed his first career hat trick last night, with the third goal coming in overtime to earn the Canucks a 4-3 victory over the Ottawa Senators.
Without further ado… let’s see the snipes:
Oh… and if that weren’t enough… Pettersson was also named as an All-Star for the upcoming NHL All-Star Game in San Jose, California. Oh… and he was named the NHL’s Rookie of the Month for December. Not a bad day… not bad at all.
In fact, it was quite a lucrative day, as well. By scoring his 20th goal of the season on his first goal of the night, Pettersson cashed in a nice little $212,500 performance bonus. Oh… and tack on another $212,500 for earning an All-Star nod, bringing his daily total up to $425,000. Not bad for a day’s work… not bad at all.
The former 5th overall pick from the 2017 NHL Entry Draft is now up to 22 goals and 42 points in 37 games this season, a clear 17 points ahead of Ottawa Senators forward Colin White in NHL rookie scoring. Yeah… it’s pretty safe to say that, barring injury, this kid has the Calder Trophy all sealed up.