Connor McDavid: The first in 15 years?

Connor McDavid: the first in 15 years?


Edmonton Oilers captain Connor McDavid will have a career first if he keeps up the pace through the remainder of the National Hockey League (NHL) regular season.&nbsp ;

Number 97 has excellent odds of scoring a brace by pocketing the Art-Ross and Maurice-Richard trophies at the end of the campaign. While his team are on hiatus until February 7, he dominates the Bettman circuit with 41 goals and 92 points. As for that second stat, it virtually guarantees him a fifth career scoring title and a second in a row; the striker leads his teammate Leon Draisaitl by 16 points.

However, McDavid has never led the league in total goals and his priority over David Pastrnak of the Boston Bruins is three. Last season, the star skater ranked seventh in goal scoring with 44 goals, 16 less than the leader, Auston Matthews, of the Toronto Maple Leafs.

Also, the player with made his NHL debut in 2015-16 will have a great opportunity to refuel when he returns, as the Oilers will face clubs currently excluded from the playoffs in their next five meetings: the Detroit Red Wings (twice ), the Ottawa Senators, Philadelphia Flyers and Montreal Canadiens are on the schedule. Later, there will be three games against the San Jose Sharks and two against the Anaheim Ducks and the Arizona Coyotes, teams that should be generous to him.

Behind McDavid and Pastrnak, Tage Thompson (Buffalo Sabers) and Mikko Rantanen (Colorado Avalanche) each have 34 goals.

Only two other players in the past 25 years have won the Art Ross and Maurice Richard trophies: Jarome Iginla (2001-2002) and Alexander Ovechkin (2006-2007).