NEW YORK — Connor McDavid is the NHL’s rookie of the month after putting up five goals and seven assists in his first 12 games for the Edmonton Oilers.
McDavid stood out in a strong class of rookies, which includes Max Domi of the Arizona Coyotes (11 points in 11 games), Artem Panarin of the Chicago Blackhawks (10 points in 11 games), Nikolaj Ehlers of the Winnipeg Jets (eight points in 11 games) and Colton Parayko of the St. Louis Blues (seven points in 11 games).
Dallas Stars captain Jamie Benn, who leads the league in scoring with 17 points, was named the first star of the month.
Montreal Canadiens goaltender Carey Price, who went 7-2-0 with a 2.01 goals-against average, .936 save percentage and two shutouts before suffering a lower-body injury, was the second star.
Boston Bruins centre David Krejci earned third-star honours with 15 points in 10 games.
Teammate Brad Marchand was the first star of the week with four goals and two assists in three Bruins victories.
Blues goaltender Jake Allen was the second star as he went 3-0-0 with a 0.98 goals-against average and .963 save percentage.
Edmonton’s Taylor Hall was named the third star of the week after recording two goals and five assists over three games.<