What a weekend for Canucks rookie Brock Boeser: Saturday he won the shot-accuracy competition at the NHL All-Star Skills Competition and Sunday he was named most valuable player of the All-Star Game. Boeser scored two goals as his Pacific Division team won the 3-on-3 tournament, defeating the Central Division 5-2 in the semi-final and the Atlantic Division 5-2 in the final. He scored what stood up as the game-winning goal against the Central and his team’s second goal against the Atlantic. He also set up Johnny Gaudreau’s goal in the final, which put the Pacific up 4-1. Boeser is the first Canuck to win the All-Star MVP award. For his efforts, being named MVP earns Boeser a $212,500 bonus on his entry-level contract with the Canucks, as well cash bonuses from the league of $100,000 for being on the winning All-Star team as well as $25,000 for winning the accuracy competition on Saturday.
Oh, Boeser! Canucks rookie plays All-Starring role at NHL showcase
The Province | Jan 28