Something is different about the Dallas Stars since the summer of 2020; they became a more offensive juggernaut that the hockey world is getting adjusted to.
Joe Pavelski is the man leading this charge on a defensive first team.

With his offensive prowess, veteran leadership, and clutch goal-scoring Joe Pavelski was awarded the A for one of the team’s alternate captains. Pavelski currently leads Dallas in goals and points. His work on the power play might be his strongest suit. He has spearheaded the Stars into one of the best teams on the power play.

Through his impressive NHL career, Joe Pavelski is one of the most prolific American-born skaters ever to play. Last September, Pavelski set a record for most goals scored in the NHL playoffs by an American. Joe Mullen held the previous record for playoff goals by a U.S.-born player. He recently went over 800 points for his career. That impressive feat will continue to increase.

Last season, Joe Pavelski passed Maurice Richard for goals in the playoffs by a skater thirty-four or older with thirteen goals. He did it at the age of thirty-six.

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Internationally Joe Pavelski has represented team USA in the 2010 and 2014 Winter Olympics. He was named Captain of the 2016 team during the World Cup of Hockey. In 2010 Pavelski was awarded a silver medal.

While Joe Pavelski played with the San Jose Sharks, he was a standout as well. Pavelski played thirteen seasons with San Jose and led the team to a Stanley Cup Finals appearance before losing to the Pittsburgh Penguins in six games (4-2). Scoring over 300 goals and over 700 points with his old team.

Lately, Joe Pavelski has been on a tear. He has been the top point producer for the Stars. Highlighted by a four-point night (two goals and two assists) vs. the Columbus Blue Jackets.

Pavelski was named as the Central division’s Co-Star of the month for January 2021.

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