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Elias Pettersson named to NHL All Star Game

After being named the NHL Rookie of the Month for December, Elias Pettersson has been named to the All Star Team for the Pacific division

The full press release is below:

Vancouver, BC – The National Hockey League announced today that Vancouver Canucks rookie forward Elias Pettersson will represent Team Pacific Division in the 2019 Honda NHL All-Star Game and Weekend.

Pettersson, 20, becomes the youngest Canucks player and just the third Canucks rookie (Tallon, Boeser) named to the honour. Pettersson leads all rookies in goals (19), assists (20), points (39), power-play goals (tied, 5), power-play assists (7), power-play points (12), game-winning goals (6) and shooting percentage (26.0%). The Sundsvall, Sweden, native has registered two five-point games this season, becoming the sixth rookie in the NHL’s expansion era to record multiple five-point games within a season.

The NHL’s Rookie of the Month recipient for the months of October and December, Pettersson also leads Canucks skaters in goals, assists, points, points per game (1.08), power-play goals (tied), power-play assists (tied) power-play points, game-winning goals and shooting percentage.

The 2019 Honda NHL All-Star Weekend takes place on Jan. 25-26 and will include the SAP NHL All-Star Skills on Friday, Jan. 25 at 6 p.m. PT (SN, CBC) and the Honda NHL All-Star Game on Saturday, Jan. 26 at 5 p.m. PT (SN, CBC).

Like being named the December Rookie of the Month, it’s no surprise to see Pettersson being named to the roster.

Pettersson does earn a $212,500 Schedule A bonus by being named to the NHL All Star game:

This is the first of four possible such bonuses that Pettersson can earn, but he only needs one more goal to earn that second one.

  • Kanuckhotep

    I think we’re all out of fulsome adjectives to describe Petey’s performance and his already impressive resume and he hasn’t even played 40 NHL games yet. Looks like Benning has won the 2017 draft.

  • TheRealPB

    The max bonuses are $850k. There is a good chance that EP leads in at least 5 categories (G, A, P, plus-minus, PPG) even without the All-Star stuff. This is the best deal the Canucks have had since…forever.

    Also, the Senators are absolute trash. Without their goalie standing on his head and four posts that shouldn’t have been a game. Although the terrible defensive play didn’t help (Pouliot getting pushed off the puck so easily and if Jay Beagle doesn’t win a face-off in a situation like that I fail to see his usefulness).

  • jaybird43

    To be clear though, the CBA does not say how those bonuses might be defined in any ELC, only that there’s a total maximum which must not be exceeded, and a maximum in each defined category. Unless someone has seen Petey’s contract, then it’s hard to know how the club laid it out … unless I’m missing something …

    • Defenceman Factory

      Maybe Ryan can provide more info but Schedule B bonuses must be linked to league wide trophies and statistical categories (e.g. top10 in points per game, rocket richard trophy). The categories are set out according to the league paid bonuses from the CBA but teams can set the thresholds and amounts.

      I don’t know how schedule B Pettersson’s bonuses are defined but I don’t think the $2.85 mil includes league paid bonuses. I don’t think Boeser has any schedule B bonuses in his contract. I’d love to see this detail laid out in an article.

      • jaybird43

        If you go to page 328 in the CBA, it’s laid out how the league will pay those bonuses. Typically, there’s a 1st to 5th place declining award for most trophy winners or nominees. Calder trophy winner is an extra $212,500, with $150,000 for second and $100k for third. There’s a number of places that a high scorer can add to his paycheque.

        • Defenceman Factory

          The schedule B bonuses the team pays have to be for the same categories of performance as the league paid bonuses. By my interpretation (not to be relied on) the player contract can have any number of bonuses and dollar amounts up to the 2 mil max. I think that could be 2 mil for just the Calder or a collection of various bonuses.