The Winnipeg Jets, in conjunction with the National Hockey League, today announced that forward Mark Scheifele has been named the NHL’s Second Star of the Week for the week ending Jan. 5, 2020.
Scheifele, 26, opened the week with a four-point (1G, 3A) effort in Winnipeg’s 7-4 victory over the Colorado Avalanche on Tuesday. On Thursday, the Jets assistant captain scored and added an assist in the Jets’ 6-3 setback to the Toronto Maple Leafs. On Saturday, Scheifele recorded two points (1G, 1A) in Winnipeg’s 3-2 overtime loss to the Minnesota Wild. The Kitchener, Ont. native shared the NHL lead with eight points (3G, 5A) this week.
On the season, Scheifele leads the Jets and is 12th in the NHL with 48 points (20G, 28A). His 28 assists also lead the club and his 20 goals trail just Kyle Connor’s 21, both totals are top-20 in the league. Scheifele was named to his second NHL All Star team and he and goaltender Connor Hellebuyck will represent Winnipeg at the event later this month.
This is the first time this season and the seventh time in his career that Scheifele has been selected in the NHL’s Three Stars of the Week. He is the first Jets player to be selected in 2019-20 after Winnipeg had seven appearances in the Three Stars of the Week last season.