Oilers’ Connor McDavid Sets NHL Playoffs Record for Most Assists

Edmonton Oilers' Connor McDavid in 2020
Edmonton Oilers' Connor McDavid in 2020. Photo by Canadian Press/Shutterstock (10710533m)

The Edmonton Oilers’ star center Connor McDavid added another achievement to his already impressive resume. McDavid picked up three assists in an 8-1 win over the Florida Panthers in Game 4 of the Stanley Cup Final and set the NHL playoffs record for most assists in a single postseason.

The previous record was held by legendary Wayne Gretzky, who had 31 assists during the 1988 postseason, also while playing for the Oilers. This was the last run in Edmonton for Gretzky, and he finished with his fourth Stanley Cup win.

But with three assists over the weekend, McDavid managed to surpass Gretzky and get his total for the 2024 Stanley Cup Playoffs to 32. Additionally, McDavid has a total of 38 points, which is fifth most of all time.

The Oilers will need McDavid to continue dishing assists and scoring points as they look to keep their Stanley Cup chances alive. Prior to the Game 4 win, the Oilers were in a 0-3 hole and facing a sweep.

“An elimination game, here in the Final, he just continues to impress everyone, quite a night for him to set the record, and we’re obviously very happy for him to be part of that,” said Oilers’ head coach Kris Knoblauch. “But yeah, he just keeps on making plays and scoring goals, making assists, whatever, but yeah, it was a great performance.”

I am a reality TV junkie. My dream since I was a kid was to be on Big Brother, but until then you can catch me binge-watching episodes each summer.