When it is all mentioned and achieved, Connor McDavid’s title could possibly be proper up there with among the greats – and within the file books, it now’s.
McDavid grew to become simply the sixth participant in NHL history to file 150 factors in a single season.
Nobody had achieved it since Mario Lemieux completed the feat within the 1995-96 season with the Pittsburgh Penguins.
McDavid notched the magic quantity on his 63rd – sure, 63rd – objective of the season – he entered the day with 148 factors, and for good measure, he scored twice and dished out an help, bringing his season whole to 151.
The 26-year-old was in uncommon firm as he joined Wayne Gretzky (9 instances), Lemieux (4 instances), Phil Esposito, Steve Yzerman, and Bernie Nicholls who all have completed this historic feat.
McDavid’s Oilers have racked up 105 factors this season by way of 80 video games, the second-most within the Western Convention behind solely the Vegas Golden Knights.
McDavid was the primary total choose within the 2015 NHL Draft to Edmonton and has lived up, and extensively surpassed, each expectation. This would be the fifth time in his eight-year profession he’ll end the season because the league chief in factors, and he can very nicely win his third Hart Trophy after this season.
The six-time All-Star can be in his fifth Stanley Cup Playoffs in a few weeks, and this Oilers group could also be the perfect he is been on.
Edmonton has two different 100-point scorers: Leon Draisaitl with 123 and Ryan Nugent-Hopkins with 100 on the dot getting into Saturday – they make up three out of the eight 100-point scorers within the league this 12 months.
Edmonton beat the San Jose Sharks on McDavid’s historic day, 6-1.