David Pastrňák wins record fifth straight Golden Stick for best Czech hockey player

The Boston Bruins right winger, just 25, has accomplished a feat not even Czech hockey legend and 12-time Golden Stick winner Jaromír Jágr had achieved.

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Published on 14.08.2021 09:23 (updated on 14.08.2021)

Right winger David Pastrňák, who plays for the Boston Bruins in the NHL, has won the Golden Hockey Stick awarded to the best Czech ice hockey player over the past season for a record fifth time in a row.

At just 25 years of age, Pastrňák has become the first Czech hockey player to win five consecutive Golden Hockey Sticks.

Ondřej Palát, who won a Stanley Cup with the Tampa Bay Lightning, and David Krejčí, who also plays for Boston, finished second and third behind Pastrňák in 2021 Golden Hockey Stick voting.

In the history of the Golden Hockey Sticks, legendary forward Jaromír Jágr, has been the most frequent recipient, winning a total of 12 times. However, Jágr never won it in five straight years as Pastrňák has now done.

At 49 years old, Jágr is still playing professional ice hockey for the Kladno Knights, a team that he also owns, in the 1st Czech Republic Hockey League.

After Jágr, Pastrňák is now tied with goaltender Dominik Hašek, 56, as the most honored Czech hockey player with five Golden Hockey Stick awards each.

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Those who vote in the Golden Hockey Stick awards include representatives of the Czech Ice Hockey Association, coaches of the national team, members of the Czech Elite League teams, and sports journalists.

Results of the 53rd annual Golden Hockey Stick voting:

  • 1.David Pastrňák (Boston Bruins/NHL): 492 points
  • 2.Ondřej Palát (Tampa Bay Lightning/NHL): 472
  • 3.David Krejčí (Boston Bruins/NHL): 338
  • 4.Martin Nečas (Carolina Hurricanes/NHL): 300
  • 5.Dominik Kubalík (Chicago Blackhawks/NHL): 255
  • 6.Dmitrij Jaškin (Dynamo Moskva/KHL): 246
  • 7.Jakub Voráček (Philadelphia Flyers/NHL): 239
  • 8.Filip Hronek (Detroit Red Wings/NHL): 231
  • 9.Jakub Vrána (Washington Capitals/Detroit Red Wings/NHL): 151
  • 10.Vítek Vaněček (Washington Capitals/NHL): 136
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