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Brock McGinn Earns NHL’s Third Star Of The Week

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McGinn’s torrid three game stretch earns him league honors.

NHL: Boston Bruins at Carolina Hurricanes James Guillory-USA TODAY Sports

Carolina Hurricanes rookie forward Brock McGinn has been selected the NHL’s third star of the week, the league announced this afternoon. McGinn becomes the first player to be recognized by the league since Cam Ward, who was the second star for the week ending 11/20/16. This marks the first time since the 2014-15 season the Canes have had two players selected to the three stars in a season.

The Fergus, Ontario native scored four goals, earned three assists (7 points) and recorded a plus-5 plus/minus rating in Carolina’s three home wins against Columbus, Buffalo and the New York Islanders. See the official team release below:

BROCK McGINN NAMED NHL’S THIRD STAR OF THE WEEK

Rookie forward earned seven points in Carolina’s three home wins

The National Hockey League announced on Monday that Carolina Hurricanes rookie forward Brock McGinn has been selected as the league’s third star of the week.

McGinn, 22, scored four goals, earned three assists (7 points) and recorded a plus-5 plus/minus rating Carolina’s three home wins against Columbus, Buffalo and the New York Islanders. The Fergus, Ont., native scored his second goal of the season in Tuesday’s game against Columbus, and followed that with a two-goal outing on Friday against Buffalo, including the game winner. McGinn (6’0”, 185 lbs.) finished off the week with a four-point game (1g, 3a) in the Hurricanes’ 7-4 win against the Islanders on Saturday.

The Hurricanes selected McGinn in the second round, 47th overall, in the 2012 NHL Entry Draft. Since making his NHL debut in October 2015, he has scored eight goals and earned eight assists (16 points) in 48 NHL regular season games, including five goals and seven assists (12 points) in 27 games this season.