Tonight, April 26th, ahead of their matchup with the Florida Panthers, the Boston Bruins announced the 2021-2022 season awards recipients. These awards highlight different achievements individual players made throughout the season on and off the ice to contribute to the team and the community.
Eddie Shore Award
The first award to be announced is the Eddie Shore Award, given to the player who shows exceptional hustle and determination and is chosen by what many call the “Gallery Gods.” While this award could of went to a handful of Bruins, this year’s recipient is top blue line stud, Charlie McAvoy.
The 6-foot-1, 211-pound elite blueliner played in his 300th NHL game this season on April 2nd, while he leads all Bruins defensemen in goals (10), assists (45), and points (55). McAvoy has been a critical member in providing constant stability on the blueline as it has been hit with injuries this season.
Elizabeth Dufresene Trophy
The next award is the Elizabeth Dufresene Trophy, awarded to the player exemplifying outstanding performance on home ice and determined by the Boston Chapter of the Professional Hockey Writers Association. This year’s winner is none other than the high-scoring David Pastrnak, who always puts on a show at TD Garden for the Bruins faithful.
On the season, while playing at home, Pasta has recorded 26 goals, 18 assists, and 44 points through 36 games. Whenever in front of the home crowd, Pasta kicks it into another gear as most of his 39 goals have come at the Garden.
John P. Bucyk Award
This year’s John P. Bucyk Award, which highlights a player for providing exceptional off-ice charitable contributions, goes to forward Nick Foligno.
Foligno has been leading the charge with community outreach in and around the Boston community. He has especially been involved in every virtual visit this season with local Boston area hospitals and the Bruins Annual Toy Shopping Event.
98.5 The Sports Hub 3 Stars
Every season 98.5, The Sports Hub selects three stars for being top performers at home games throughout a season. This year the three stars are David Pastrnak (First Star), Brad Marchand (Second Star), and Patrice Bergeron (Third Star).
These three are the Bruins’ perfection line founders as they all excel when on the ice, especially this season. Pastrnak leads the team in goals (39) and is second on the team in points (73), as well as first in game-winning goals (7). Marchand has been his usual self as he is first on the team in points (76) and assists (45) and ranks second on the team in goals (31). For Patrice Bergeron, he is third on the team in assists (37) and points (59) and leads the team in plus-minus with a rating of plus 21.