The remainder of the NHL Awards were announced today, and it was nice to get some Alex Pietrangelo news that wasn’t about his contract (hey! Did you know he’s in some tough contract negotiations with the Blues right now? You may have missed that fact).
First off, he finished fourth in Norris voting again:
If he needed more ammo in his talks with Doug Armstrong, well there it is.
Secondly, Pietrangelo was named to the Second All-Star Team:
Presenting the 2019-20 Second All-Star Team.— NHL Public Relations (@PR_NHL) September 21, 2020
Voting for each All-Star Team was conducted among representatives of the Professional Hockey Writers Association after the conclusion of the regular season. #NHLAwards pic.twitter.com/qGmAzH7f0j
This is the third time that Pietrangelo has been named to the Second All-Star Team. He previously received the honor in 2012 and in 2014.
Pietrangelo finished the shortened season at a career-best clip. He put up 16 goals and 36 assists, good for fifth on the team. He finished sixth in points amongst league defensemen and tied for second in goals with Predators defenseman (and contract amount pace setter) Roman Josi.