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Connor McDavid of the NHL's Edmonton Oilers scores 100th point in fifty-three games

The hockey phenom and generational talent has done what was believed to be nearly impossible in the modern NHL and scored 100 points in 53 games with a four point (and possibly more) night against the Vancouver Canucks. It can be rare for the league's best players to put away 100 points in a standard 82 game season, McDavid having done so during the COVID shortened season is particularly exceptional.

McDavid becomes the first player to score 100+ in the first 56 games in a quarter of a century. Mario Lemieux (116) and Jaromir Jagr (104) were the last to do it, in 1995-96 for the Pittsburgh Penguins. He is only the ninth player in NHL history to do so. McDavid currently leads the league in points, with the runner-up (his teammate Leon Draisatl) nearly 20 points behind and the third place points leader trailing by 30 points.

Altogether Connor McDavid's consistent dominance since entering the league, and assured improvement as he enters his prime, places him firmly in the conversation as one of the NHL's best players of all time. At 24 his name sits next to the likes of "Wayne Gretzky" and "Mario Lemieux" when discussing hockey's GOAT status.

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  1. Thales
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    McDavid also set a new NHL record for "highest percentage of a team's total goals that a player was involved in". This tweet explains what that means better than I can: Source (twitter)

    McDavid also set a new NHL record for "highest percentage of a team's total goals that a player was involved in". This tweet explains what that means better than I can:

    It came down to the tiniest of margins, but Connor McDavid has established a new NHL record.

    McDavid recorded 105 points on 183 [Edmonton Oiler] goals -- 57.38%.

    The previous record was held by Mario Lemieux during the 1988-89 season. Lemieux had a point on 57.35% of [Pittsburgh Penguins] goals.

    Source (twitter)

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  2. alex11
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    He pretty much is the spiritual successor to Gretzky, isn't he

    He pretty much is the spiritual successor to Gretzky, isn't he

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