Brock Boeser, the 20-year-old Canucks rookie winger, already earned a $212,500 bonus from his team for being named an All-Star. He cashed in for another $212,500 after winning the MVP after scoring two goals. Each All-Star player receives $10,000 as bonus.
Not bad earnings for a weekend.
On top of that, he also won $100,000 for helping his team win, and another $25,000 for grabbing the title in the shooting accuracy contest in the skills competition.
As an icing on the cake, he also won a car. Oh, and a puppy.
“I would have never dreamt of this at any time in my life,” he told ESPN.
The car that he won from the league was a 2018 Honda Clarity Plug-in Hybrid, which retails for about $40,000. Boeser is still undecided what he will do with the vehicle, but he’s already thinking of giving it to her sister.
Broeser admitted that he was shocked when his name was called for the MVP honors.
“I would have never expected that, cause so many guys on our team could have got the MVP,” he said.
For this season, the rookie of the year candidate has already scored 24 goals in 46 games. He signed an entry-level contract worth $925,000 each year, which makes his weekend pretty lucrative.
The 23rd pick was a huge surprise this season after he was picked 23rd overall by Vancouver Canucks. Now, his name is being thrown out there for the rookie of the year, alongside New York Islanders center Mathew Barzal and Bruins defenseman Charlie McAvoy, who’s set to break the trend of the Calder Trophy not typically awarded to defensemen.
Greg Wyshynski, senior writer for ESPN, not only is Boeser the only rookie to score over 20 goals this season, he also did it while a number of his defensemen where injured.