Elias Pettersson has already etched his name in the Canucks record book by notching his 61st point of the season
— NHL Public Relations (@PR_NHL) March 19, 2019
Some pretty good company for the Canucks wonder prospect passing Pavel Bure and Ivan Hlinka by picking up a secondary assist on Markus Granlund’s goal in the second period tonight.
61 points for @_EPettersson.
— NHL (@NHL) March 19, 2019
Not his prettiest point of the season but it doesn’t really matter. Pettersson now has twenty-seven goals and thirty-four assists in sixty-two games.
Pettersson leads the NHL in rookie scoring by 21 points on Toronto Maple Leafs forward Andreas Johnsson.
It’s been an interesting couple of nights for the 2017 1st round pick as Elias Pettersson also maxed out his schedule A bonuses last night against Dallas when he picked up his 60th point of the season
It was his fourth bonus of $212,500 and he had earned the other three from his goals, points-per-game rate and being named to the NHL All-Star.
There has been much to dissect about this season but there is little doubt that Pettersson has been a bright spot for the team and presents a positive outlook. Battling injuries, playing centre in the NHL, and grinding away through a long season has all been roadblocks that Pettersson has overcome to record this record.