Jake Guentzel Named NHL's Third Star Of The Week

The Penguins forward leads the team in goals scored

Andrew Limberg
January 14, 2019 - 12:51 pm

© Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

PITTSBURGH (93.7 The Fan) - Jake Guentzel has been on fire lately and the NHL recognized the Penguins forward as the league’s third Star of the Week ending January 13.

The recently re-signed Guentzel leads the NHL with seven goals so far in the 2019 calendar year.

Related: Penguins Re-Sign Jake Guentzel To Five-Year Contract Extension

Guentzel’s hat trick on Friday, (his second of the season) helped propel the Pens past Anaheim 7-4. The next night, he scored the Penguins only 2 goals in a 5-2 loss to Los Angeles.

Guentzel has already broken his previous season record of 22 goals. He has 23 goals thus far  and has tallied 21 assists for a total of 45 points in 45 games this season.

The Penguins next play the Sharks Tuesday night at 10 p.m. in San Jose.

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