Bruins Star Emerges As Favorite for the Hart Trophy

Published November 28, 2023 at 10:36 PM
The Bruins have exceeded expectations at the season's outset, maintaining a top position in the NHL, potentially leading to individual recognition for David Pastrnak.

Despite a third consecutive loss to the Columbus Blue Jackets on Monday, Boston shares the league's best record. While Jim Montgomery's team faces multiple concerns, the Bruins showcased their competitive talent in a flawless 10-game opening streak, despite the retirements of Patrice Bergeron and David Krejci.

Pastrnak stands out, leading the Bruins with 31 points in 21 games. With Connor McDavid's early-season injury and Auston Matthews' sluggish start, Pastrnak emerged as the frontrunner for the Hart Trophy at 4-1 odds on DraftKings Sportsbook. Jack Hughes from the New Jersey Devils holds the second-best odds at 5-1, while McDavid stands at 6-1 for a repeat. Nikita Kucherov of the Tampa Bay Lightning leads the league with 36 points and stands at 8-1 to claim his second Hart Trophy.

The most recent Hart Trophy winner from the Bruins was Joe Thornton in the 2005-06 season. Thornton was traded midseason to the San Jose Sharks. The last full-time Boston player to win the Hart Trophy was Phil Esposito in the 1973-74 season.

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Bruins Star Emerges As Favorite for the Hart Trophy

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