New York, NY (SportsNetwork.com) - Dallas Stars left wing Jamie Benn, Winnipeg Jets goaltender Ondrej Pavelec and Ottawa Senators right wing Mark Stone have been selected as the NHL's top players for the week ending April 12.
Benn earned the First Star after a five-goal, 10-point week helped him capture the Art Ross Trophy as the NHL's scoring leader. He registered at least three points in all three games last week, capping it with a three-goal, one-assist effort on Saturday against Nashville.
The 25-year-old British Columbia native picked up an assist with 8.5 seconds remaining on Saturday to finish with 87 points, surpassing New York Islanders center John Tavares for the scoring title.
Pavelec helped backstop Winnipeg to its first playoff berth since relocating from Atlanta, stopping all 83 shots he faced while posting a 2-0-1 record last week to claim the Second Star.
Stone also helped Ottawa to an unlikely playoff berth last week, notching four goals and an assist to pick up the Third Star. He scored a pair of goals on Saturday in a 3-1 playoff-clinching victory over Philadelphia to help the Senators finish a stunning 23-4-4 run to close the season.