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April 7, 2021

Pastujov named All-American Prospects Game MVP

Sasha Pastujov, eligible for the 2021 NHL Draft, was named the most valuable player of the 2021 BioSteel All-American Game on Wednesday.

Pastujov, a forward for Team Blue comprised of National Team Development Program skaters, tied the All-American Game record for goals and points, netting two goals and an assist in the 7-1 win over Team White, made up of USHL all-stars.

“Pastujov got better and better as the game went on,” FCHockey scout Josh Bell said. “He showed his ability to find lanes to the net, his impressive hands, and his calm, poised demeanour. He can burn you one-on-one and make it look so easy, He made some really nice passing plays to show off his vision of the ice. We knew that he was going to be a player to watch in this game, and he didn’t disappoint.”

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Pastujov, No. 50 in FCHockey’s Winter ranking, finished the night with four shots on goal, and a plus-3 rating. He has been impressing all season with 52 points (23 goals, 29 assists) in 34 USDP games, including 26 points (10 goals, 16 assists) in 18 USHL games.

Notable recipients of this award include Jake Sanderson, Matthew Boldy, Brady Tkachuk, and Jack Eichel.

Red Savage, Liam Gilmartin, Isaac Howard, Rutger McGroarty, and Jack Devine had the other goals for Team Blue, with defender Ryan Ufko potting the lone goal for Team White.

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