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Winnipeg Jets Josh Morrissey named NHL Third Star of the Week

For just the second time in his career the top D man in Winnipeg is named an NHL Star of the Week.

Somewhat surprisingly given how good he has been for just the second time in his career Josh Morrissey has been named an NHL Star of the Week. After his one goal and six assist performance in four games for Winnipeg the NHL named him the Third Star of the Week.

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From the NHL:

Morrissey topped the Jets in scoring (1-6—7 in 4 GP), helping Winnipeg (39-16-5, 83 points) win three of four games and take first place in the Central Division. Morrissey tallied multiple points in three of four appearances, beginning with a pair of assists in a 4-2 win over the St. Louis Blues Feb. 27. He played a team-leading 25:31 in a 4-1 loss to the Dallas Stars Feb. 29 and returned to the scoresheet with multiple points in back-to-back games over the weekend, starting with three assists in a 5-3 comeback win over the Carolina Hurricanes March 2. All of Morrissey’s – and Winnipeg’s – scoring came in a dramatic third-period surge in which the Jets overcame a 3-0 deficit. He later tallied 1-1—2 in a 5-2 win over the Buffalo Sabres March 3. Morrissey has collected 2-19—21 in 25 games since Jan. 1, with his 19 assists trailing only Noah Dobson (26), Josi (25) and Quinn Hughes (24) among NHL defensemen. The Jets’ current points percentage of .692, second-best in the NHL, has them on a 113-point pace for the season, one shy of their franchise-record 114 set in 2017-18.

His only other time was last season when he was named the 2nd Star of the Week in November of 2022.