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BOSTON – David Pastrnak has been one of the NHL’s best players all season long and now, the honors are beginning to come his way.

Pastrnak was named the captain for the Atlantic Division in the 2020 NHL All-Star Game set to take place at the end of January.

The 23-year-old Pastrnak leads the NHL with 28 goals and likewise leads the league with 13 power play goals this season. He is still on pace for 60 plus goals and over 100 points this season despite “slumping” to just four goals this month after scoring a dozen times in the months of both October and November.

He ranks among the league’s leaders in several offensive categories, sitting sixth in the NHL with his 50 points, six game-winning goals (T-1st, NHL), 20 power play points (3rd, NHL), 140 shots (4th, NHL) and averaging 1.39 points per game (6th, NHL).

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Over his six-year NHL career, Pastrnak has totaled 160 goals and 174 assists for 334 points in 356 games. This will be his second time being invited to participate in NHL All-Star weekend after also suiting up for the Atlantic Division in last season’s All-Star festivities as well.

Pastrnak will join Avalanche center Nathan MacKinnon (Central), Capitals left wing Alex Ovechkin (Metropolitan) and Oilers center Connor McDavid (Pacific) in each topping their divisions in the 2020 NHL All-Star Fan Vote presented by Adidas to earn the captaincies, and first roster spots for the 2020 Honda NHL All-Star Weekend, which will be held Jan. 24-25 in St. Louis.