First Star: Artemi Panarin
Yup, this one was pretty obvious. Artemi Panarin is off to an incredible start and was clearly the Columbus Blue Jackets best player in the month of October. Panarin set the franchise record for most points in his first ten games with 15 over that time period.
That 15 points includes three game winning goals, two of which came in overtime. The first was in the Jackets opening night game at Detroit and the second overtime game winner came against the Buffalo Sabres just a few nights ago.
Panarin has picked up where he left off last season and is the dynamic playmaker we all know and love. The contract situation is clearly not affecting his play and if he keeps up this pace, his next contract is going to be a monster.
Panarin is on pace for well over 11 points this year and is tied for 13th in the league in points. While he likely wont break the 111 point mark he is on pace for, Panarin looks like he is well on his way toward having the best season of his career.
Artemi is well deserving and the obvious choice to be the number one star of the month for the Columbus Blue Jackets.
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