Edmonton Oilers captain Connor McDowid has reached the 100-point plateau in just 53 games.
McDowell set the record with four assists against Vancouver Canucks on Saturday night. Since 1990-91, only Wayne Gretzky (twice), Mario Lemieux and Jaromir Zagr have scored 100 points in fewer games than McDowell.
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His 100 points (31 goals, 69 assists) lead the NHL team with Leon Trotside – who scored on McDowell’s 99th and 100th points on Saturday – with 79 points in the distance.
McDowell, 24, joins Sidney Crosby and Alex Ovechkin, the third active player to reach 100 points four times before turning 25. His previous 100 points were taken in the seasons 66 games (2018-19), 77 games (2017-18) and 82 games (2016-17).
McDowell currently scores 1.88 points per game, which would increase the pace to 154 points in a full 82 games season.
Following Saturday’s match against the Canucks, the Oilers will close the season with two games against the Montreal Canadians and one game against the Canucks next weekend. With Toronto holding the Northern Division title and a win over Winnipeg Ottawa on Saturday, Edmonton have officially locked in a second seed in the Northern Division playoffs, which will affect whether McDowid plays in any of those finals and adds to his total.
“Personally, I want to continue playing good hockey and our team wants to continue playing good hockey,” McDowidt said recently. NHL.com. “We want to go [Stanley Cup] Playoffs on a good note. Personally, this is a number. Obviously, it would be different to do it in the compressed season, but I’m not going to change anything. “