Tyler Seguin in Joking Mood After Being Named NHL First Star of the Week


Tyler Seguin in Joking Mood After Being Named NHL First Star of the WeekWILMINGTON, Mass. — Tyler Seguin has earned plenty of accolades over the years, but Monday marked the first honor he's received in the NHL.

The first individual honor anyway. He does have his name engraved on that nice shiny Cup. And maybe the experience with the Stanley Cup raised his expectations about what he'll do with the NHL First Star of the Week he earned on Monday.

"I've got to plan out my day with it," joked Seguin. "Hopefully my family can make it."

Seguin remained in good humor, and with a healthy dose of humility, when he was asked if he actually does get anything for being the league's first star.

"I get the boys all over me," Seguin said. "Everyone is letting me know that a week doesn't make a career."

But it was quite a week for Seguin. In three games, the 19-year-old forward had four goals and two assists and finished plus-4. That helped the Bruins extend their win streak to five games, and the B's weren't the only winners from Seguin's efforts. In honor of his recognition, the Boston Bruins Foundation will make a $1,000 donation to the children's charity of Seguin's choice.

"It's pretty cool," Seguin said of receiving the award. "It's obviously never happened to me before, so I'm feeling pretty good about it."

Seguin is currently riding a four-game goal streak and a six-game point streak and leads the Bruins in goals (11, tied for second in NHL), points (20, fourth overall in NHL) and leads the entire NHL in plus/minus (plus-14). It has taken him just 15 games to match the goal total he had in 74 games in his rookie season.

"It's great," Bruins coach Claude Julien said. "It's deserving. He's had a tremendous start to the season, and even now I see him getting better and better, which is even more encouraging. His confidence is growing and as I mentioned after the game against Buffalo, his battle level along the boards to get those pucks or to take it away is so much better now, and that's all due to confidence. It's due to experience. Right now, he's feeling really good about himself and he's just starting to showcase what he's all about."

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