BOSTON (CBS) — David Pastrnak’s season began two days before the start of February. After that, he had quite a month.

The young Bruins superstar led the entire East Division during the month of February with 17 points, and on Tuesday, he was named East Division Star of the Month.

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Included in those 17 points were two hat tricks — one in a thrilling comeback win over the Flyers on Feb. 3, and the other in the scenic setting of Lake Tahoe, also against the Flyers.

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Pastrnak ranked second in the entire NHL with his nine goals in February, behind Auston Matthews and his 12 goals.

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Along with the announcement, the NHL celebrated Cathy Draine, the director of community engagement for the State Police Association of Massachusetts, as a star of the month, as the NHL honors the work of frontline heroes this year.