Oilers’ Superstar Connor McDavid Sets Career-High in Points in Just 65 Games

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

The Edmonton Oilers superstar Connor McDavid continues to make a case for being the best hockey player in the world. McDavid scored twice in a 3-2 win over the Buffalo Sabres on Monday, bringing his points total in 2022-23 to 124 and setting a new career-high in a single NHL season.

The impressive thing about McDavid’s feat is that he only needed 65 games to eclipse a previous career-best of 123 points from last season. With Oilers having 17 more games to play, the 26-year-old will have plenty of chance to improve on the 54 goals and 70 assists he accumulated so far.

McDavid leads the NHL in goals, assists, and points this season, making him the favorite to take home the Hart Memorial Trophy as the league’s most valuable player for the third time in his career. He previously won the trophy in 2017 and 2021.

The Oilers will hope that McDavid continues his stellar performances down the stretch and keep the team on the playoff track. Edmonton team is currently fourth in Pacific Division with a 35-22-8 record and in possession of the first wild-card spot. They are four points advantage on Colorado Avalanche, who are currently slotted as the second wild-card team in the Western Conference.

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