Richard Zednik took home a prized award today, one that we call the NHL’s Offensive Player of the Week. After a blistering hot week and a three-point night in LA, the Z-man look to continute his much needed production down the stretch.
It was not long ago that two other Habs, Jose Theodore and Michael Ryder received awards too. Ryder’s came in the form of the NHL Rookie of the Month, a rather substantial award for the youngster, while Theodore took home the NHL’s Defensive Player of the Week.
The award caps off a milestone week for Zednik. The 28-year-old sniper was up to the challenge, as he Zednified opposing goaltenders four times, and grabbed three assists en route to posting seven points. Now a +15 and with 43 points on the year, he seems to have caught fire after breaking out of his horrendus slump.
After all, once the first goal came, we all knew they would start piling up again. With 23 tallies on the year, he still has his work cut out for him if he’d like to hit the 30-goal plateau once again. Currently on pace for 27 goals, his inspired play, coupled with perhaps the return of Alexei Kovalev on Thursday, could see him pass his previous career high point total of 50.