Boston Bruins Winger Leads NHL in a Concerning Stat

Published March 14, 2023 at 2:37 PM

If Connor McDavid wasn't having a historic season, Boston Bruins forward David Pastrnak would have a very good shot at winning the Hart Trophy for the Most Valuable Player.

Pastrnak is on his way to being one of the top three finalists for this prestigious award. However, the Onlybruins Podcast recently pointed out that Pastrnak leads the league in a concerning statistic

"I understand pasta leads the league in turnovers but look at the names in Close company. It's going to happen when the best player on a team has the puck on his stick often. Pasta will get better every year with it and he will continue to score. Breath #NHLBruins fans"

The podcast noted that most of the leaders in this category are top players, due to the amount of time they spend with possession of the puck. Brad Marchand also ranks in the top 20 in this category with 61 turnovers.

Pastrnak separates himself from the others in the rankings with his stick-handling moves that often lead to turnovers, for example, his stick handling recently caused a turnover that allowed the Red Wings to score.

Despite leading the NHL in this category, he is also second in the league in goals, with 46 goals, and fourth in the league with points, with 88 points this season.

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Boston Bruins Winger Leads NHL in a Concerning Stat

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