Boston Bruins

BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS – DECEMBER 01: David Pastrnak of the Bruins celebrates after scoring a goal against the Montreal Canadiens during the third period at TD Garden on December 01, 2019 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)

By Ty Anderson,

The 2020 NHL All-Star Game’s main course will feature pasta, as Bruins winger David Pastrnak has been named the Atlantic Division captain for this year’s festivities in St. Louis.

The honor comes in the midst of a season that’s seen the 23-year-old Pastrnak emerge as a legit top-tier goal-scoring talent, as he leads the NHL in goals (28) and power play goals (13). Pastrnak has also added 22 assists for 50 points (sixth-most in the NHL) in 36 games.

Pastrnak also ranks among the league’s leaders in several offensive categories, producing six game-winning goals (tied for most in the NHL), 20 power play points (third-most in hockey), 140 shots (fourth-most among all shooters) and averaging 1.39 points per game (sixth in the NHL).

While this will be Pastrnak’s first time ‘captaining’ the Atlantic Division, this will not be his first All-Star Game appearance, as No. 88 was Boston’s representative in last year’s All-Star Game in San Jose.

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