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Pastrnak ties Jagr's record with 4th straight Czech Player of Year award

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Boston Bruins forward David Pastrnak took home the Golden Hockey Stick as the Czech Player of the Year for the fourth straight season, the league announced Thursday.

The honor ties Pastrnak with former NHL star Jaromir Jagr for the most consecutive victories.

Pastrnak earned 51 of 52 first-place votes from Czech hockey journalists and coaches, with Chicago Blackhawks rookie Dominik Kubalik coming in second and Philadelphia Flyers forward Jakub Voracek finishing third.

"I want to hold a cup for the world champions and a Stanley Cup above my head," Pastrnak said. "This is a pure individual trophy. I am very honored to have it, it is an inspiration for me. But I don't play golf or tennis, so I won't favor myself before my team."

Jagr, who took home the honor a record 12 times, won four straight from 2005 to 2008. Pastrnak's four wins are tied for third with Vladimir Martinec, and now he trails just Dominik Hasek - who won it five times - and Jagr.

Pastrnak had the best statistical season of his career despite it being cut short due to the COVID-19 pandemic. He recorded a career-high 48 goals and 95 points and won the Maurice Rocket Richard Trophy for the first time.

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