Buffalo Sabres forward Tage Thompson was named the NHL’s Third Star of the Month.
Washington’s Alex Ovechkin and Edmonton’s Connor McDavid were named First and Second Stars, respectively.
Thompson netted 13 goals and notched nine assists in 11 games in December. Five of his 13 goals came in one game against the Columbus Blue Jackets on December 5.
Heading into Sunday’s game, Thompson ranks second in the NHL with 27 goals and is tied for fifth in points with 51.