The National Hockey League today announced that Carolina Hurricanes forward Teuvo Teravainen has been named its “First Star” for the week of Nov. 12-19.
Teravainen, 23, totaled 10 points (5g, 5a) and was plus-five in four games last week, as the Hurricanes went 3-1-0 with victories against the Dallas Stars, Buffalo Sabres and New York Islanders.
The Helsinki native recorded his first career hat trick and added an assist against the Stars on Nov. 13, scoring three goals in a 7:05 stretch for the second-fastest natural hat trick in franchise history. He registered his fifth multi-point game of the season with a pair of assists in Carolina’s loss against the Islanders in Brooklyn, and earned the primary assist on Sebastian Aho’s game-winning goal on Friday in Buffalo. Teravainen capped the week by scoring two goals and adding an assist in the Hurricanes 4-2 win against the Islanders on Sunday.
Teravainen (5’11”, 178 lbs.) leads all Hurricanes in scoring with 19 points (8g, 11a) in 19 games. Acquired by the Hurricanes from the Chicago Blackhawks on June 15, 2016, he totaled 42 points (15g, 27a) in his first season with Carolina in 2017-18. Selected by the Blackhawks in the first round, 18th overall, of the 2012 NHL Draft, Teravainen has registered 105 points (40g, 65a) in 215 career regular-season games with Chicago and Carolina.