Robertson of Stars, NHL Rookie RN of the Month
NEW YORK – Dallas Stars Left Wing Jason robertson and RN Hunt Regional Healthcare Meghin Gomez were named the NHL’s Rookies of the Month in April.
Throughout the 2020-2021 season, the NHL celebrates the remarkable efforts of the stars off the ice who allow us to play our games in the midst of a pandemic by honoring the frontline health heroes of the regions represented by the “Stars”. weekly and monthly “League. “
Gomez works as a nurse at Hunt Regional Healthcare in Greenville, Texas. A rookie herself, she graduated from nursing school in May 2020 and started working in July 2020, at the height of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Gomez always knew she wanted to be a nurse, ever since she took care of and tragically lost a beloved cousin with cerebral palsy eight years ago. She had hoped to someday become his nurse, but now her inspiration is to serve the public in her memory.
Gomez had to learn the trade under the most difficult circumstances, when new precautions and procedures were put in place for his safety – and that of the patients. “Every day I had to tell myself how hard I had worked to be where I was and not to give up,” she says. “No one understands the truth about COVID-19 until you are face to face with it and the only thing between you is an N-95 mask and a face shield.”
Robertson led the rookies with 10 assists, 18 points and a +11 odds in 17 games (8-10-18) to edge the left-winger of the Minnesota Wild Kirill Kaprizov (11-3-14 in 15 GP), Ottawa Senators center Josh norris (7-7-14 in 14 GP), center for the New Jersey Devils Yegor Sharangovich (7-7-14 in 16 GP) and New York Rangers goaltender Igor shesterkin (7-4-2, 2.59 GAA, 0.915 SV%, 2 SO) for “Rookie of the Month” honors.
Robertson found the scoresheet in 13 of his 17 appearances during the month, highlighted by a nine-game streak in points April 13-27 (4-9-13) – the longest by an NHL rookie since 2017-2018 (Clayton keller : 10 GP with ARI). It also marked the Stars’ longest rookie point streak since the team moved to Dallas in 1993-94 and the fifth-longest in franchise history, behind only Jude Drouin (15 GP in 1970-71), Neal broten (2x; 11 GP in 1981-1982) and Mike Modano (10 GP in 1989-90).
The 21-year-old Arcadia, Calif. Native – who was selected with the 39th overall pick in the 2017 NHL Draft – has played 45 games overall this season, ranking among the rookie leaders in assists ( 1st; 25), over / under (1st; 14), points per game (1st; 0.89), points (2nd; 40), shots on goal (2nd; 111) and goals (t-2nd; 15).