Ducks right wing Corey Perry was named the NHL's first star in the month of March, the league announced on Friday.

Perry scored 15 goals in March, marking only the fifth time that a player has scored that amount of goals in a month since Mario Lemieux had 17 goals in January 1997. The other four are Pavel Bure, Jaromir Jagr, Joe Sakic and Alex Burrows.

It is the first player of the month honor for Perry, who earned two weekly selections by the league in March. The Ducks' leading scorer tops the NHL with 46 goals and is tied with Tampa Bay's Steven Stamkos for fourth in scoring with 89 points.