Connor McDavid just broke an all-time record

Published May 23, 2022 at 11:28

When you watch him play, there is no denying that Edmonton Oilers captain Connor McDavid is a special player. It's only natural that many are calling him the best player in the world today.

On Sunday night, McDavid and the Oilers handed the Calgary Flames their second loss of their second round Stanley Cup playoff series and it was perhaps Calgary's toughest playoff loss to date. It was a great accomplishment for the Oilers as a team, but in the process McDavid also reached a milestone that no other player before him has ever achieved.

According to Sportsnet Stats on Sunday night, McDavid became the first player in NHL history to record 9 multi-point games in the first 10 games of a single playoff series. This is a feat that even Wayne Gretzky, Mario Lemieux, Bobby Orr and all the other NHL legends of the past never managed during their incredible NHL careers.

Of course, this is in no way a sign that McDavid is better than any or all of these past legends, but it certainly puts into perspective what McDavid is currently achieving on the ice. That no other game has done it before is truly something special, and if Sunday night's Game 3 was any indication, McDavid must still have some tricks up his sleeve for the next few games.

In fact, in a stat that was brought up during last night's Game 3 broadcast, we were shown that only Lemieux and Gretzky have scored more points in the first 10 games of a playoff series in their careers.


Another thing that shows McDavid is in a class of his own this season is, beyond the multi-point games, his total points in the playoffs. To date, he has 6 goals and 23 points in 10 games. When he won the Conn Smythe Trophy in 2016, Sidney Crosby had 6 goals and 19 points, but in 24 games. That's just incredible!

Perhaps the hardest part to understand in all of this is the fact that McDavid is currently only 25 years old and won't turn 26 until January of next year. The Oilers captain is just entering his prime, which means the Connor McDavid show is far from over.
May 23   |   330 answers
Connor McDavid just broke an all-time record

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