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Brock Boeser named Rookie of the Month for November

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NEW YORK -- Vancouver Canucks right wing Brock Boeser, who led all NHL players with 11 goals in 15 games (11-5-16), has been named the NHL's Rookie of the Month for November.


Boeser edged New York Islanders center Mathew Barzal (3-14-17 in 12 GP), Chicago Blackhawks right wing Alex DeBrincat (10-4-14 in 13 GP), Colorado Avalanche center Alexander Kerfoot (5-6-11 in 12 GP) and New Jersey Devils center Nico Hischier (3-8-11 in 14 GP) for the honor.


Boeser became the second rookie in Canucks history to register double-digits in goals in one calendar month, joining Pavel Bure (12 in March 1992). The 20-year-old Burnsville, Minn., native also became the first rookie to score 11 goals for any NHL team in one calendar month since Nail Yakupov posted an equal number with the Edmonton Oilers in April 2013.


Boeser established career highs with 3-1-4 Nov. 4 vs. PIT, becoming the first Canucks rookie to record a four-point game since March 24, 2000 (Peter Schaefer). At 20 years, 252 days, he also became the third-youngest player in franchise history to notch a hat trick (behind Trevor Linden and Tony Tanti).


Boeser, the 23rd overall pick in the 2015 NHL Draft, added goals in four straight games from Nov. 16-22 (6-0-6) and now paces all rookies with 13 goals and 25 points in 23 total appearances this season. He joins Arizona Coyotes center Clayton Keller (October) as a Rookie of the Month winner in 2017-18.


Boeser in November

Date, Opponent, G, A, PTS, Result

Nov. 1, NEW JERSEY, 0, 0, 0, 2-0 L

Nov. 4, PITTSBURGH, 3, 1, 4, 4-2 W

Nov. 6, DETROIT, 0, 0, 0, 3-2 L

Nov. 7, at Calgary, 0, 1, 1, 5-3 W

Nov. 9, at Anaheim, 0, 0, 0, 4-1 L

Nov. 11, at San Jose, 0, 0, 0, 5-0 L

Nov. 14, at Los Angeles, 0, 1, 1, 3-2 W

Nov. 16, VEGAS, 1, 0, 1, 5-2 L

Nov. 18, ST. LOUIS, 1, 0, 1, 4-3 OT L

Nov. 21 at Philadelphia, 2, 0, 2, 5-2 W

Nov. 22, at Pittsburgh, 2, 0, 2, 5-2 W

Nov. 24, at New Jersey, 0, 1, 1, 3-2 L

Nov. 26, at New York Rangers, 0, 0, 0, 4-3 SO L

Nov. 28, at New York Islanders, 0, 0, 0, 5-2 L

Nov. 30, at Nashville, 2, 1, 3, 5-3 W

Totals, 11, 5, 16, 6-7-2


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Vancouver Canucks right wing Brock Boeser, who led all NHL players with 11 goals in 15 games (11-5-16), has been named the NHL's Rookie of the Month for November.


When was the last time we had a rookie leading the entire league in goals for the month? Never mind rookies, when was the last time we had anyone lead the league in goals for a calendar month?


This guy is going to be something really, really special. Hell, he already is!

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1 minute ago, Where's Wellwood said:

A bit disconcerting that in the 9 Canucks losses, Brock only managed 3 points


Either Brock only succeeds when the team is going good, or the team relies on Brock producing to win games.

I think it's a little of both. When the team is playing well, the opposing players can't focus their attention solely on Boeser, which opens him up.


All it tells me that as we continue to improve and solidify our future core, Boeser is just going to get better. 


tl;dr version: I wouldn't worry about it.

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Linden (shared), Bure, King (????) and Hodgson all did this once during the years since the NHL has brought this in about 25 years ago (Gagner got it too but it was playing for some team in Alberta who apparently having to rethink their parade plans).    The thing with Boeser if you just get the feeling that this isn't either a "one off" or that he really cares about it other than if he does well, the team does well.   


I know this board likes to either dub Benning the worst GM in history or give him HOF type accolades - I don't agree with either end of the spectrum but where I give Benning huge kudos is in this judge of character in the players he is bringing into the Canuck organization and how he treats the.   Whether it be how he handled the BFG's homesick/"Willeitis" issue to DD's crushing news he shows he really cares about his players as humans - same with his comments about NTC/NMC and why he seemed so stressed about Badger and Burrows last year.   He may not be the talent guru of all time in terms of drafting and signing, but when I hear kids like Boeser speak and get to know players like Vanek/Miller etc. more and more through their time as a Canuck, I see consistency in character.    I also think that is why Jake Virtanen is been given the tough love.    Back to Brock, who this thread is about, he may be the best of the best in terms of character and the fact it is tied to a pure sniper's skillset the Canucks have something special and I am going to enjoy the ride.

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