For the second time this season, Calgary Flames freshman Johnny Gaudreau has received monthly honours from the league. The NHL announced today, via press release, that Gaudreau has been named March’s NHL Rookie of the Month.
Gaudreau, 21, had 16 points (7 goals and 9 assists) in 15 games in March, which saw his Flames club go 9-3-3. Yes, all of those games without captain Mark Giordano. This is the second time this season Gaudreau’s been named Rookie of the Month, the prior instance being in December.
After 76 games of his rookie season, Gaudreau leads the NHL’s first-year players in scoring with 60 points. He’s the only rookie who’s been named Rookie of the Month multiple times this season.