NHL: historic evening for Connor McDavid
Edmonton Oilers captain Connor McDavid proved once again Tuesday the excellence of his game as he slowly but surely carved out a place among the greatest players in league history National Hockey League (NHL).
The No. 97 tallied two goals and an assist in a 4-2 victory over the Philadelphia Flyers, bringing his career point total to 802. By participating in the goal of Leon Draisaitl in the third period, he reached the plateau of 800, becoming the fifth fastest hockey player to accomplish this feat. The forward needed 545 games to do so: only Wayne Gretzky (352), Mario Lemieux (410), Mike Bossy (525) and Peter Stastny (531) did better.
McDavid, 26, has all the tools and the time to outperform other brands and try to come close to Gretzky and his 2857 points.
“They are two of the best in the world, purely and simply, called Draisaitl in the post-game conference about the pivot as well as his teammate Ryan Nugent-Hopkins. It is so pleasant to share the ice cream with them. I feel very lucky and blessed to have had the opportunity to play with them for so long.”
Holder of the 180th rank of all-time scorers, McDavid should catch up with Garry Unger (804 ), Milan Hedjuk (805) and Rick Vaive (805). Among active athletes, he ranks 24th, not far behind Jakub Voracek (806), of the Columbus Blue Jackets. Sidney Crosby, of the Pittsburgh Penguins, dominates the players still in action with 1,477 points, which earns him 15th place.
The Oilers will return to work by visiting “Sid the Kid” and his cronies, THURSDAY. The match will be broadcast on the TVA Sports channel.