60 goals and counting: Oilers’ Connor McDavid joins elite club

Edmonton Oilers celebrity Connor McDavid scored his 60th objective of the periodon Wednesday night It was available in overtime of Edmonton’s 4-3 gain the Arizona Coyotes.

The mark places McDavid on a checklist with some elite business. He is the 4th energetic gamer to rack up 60 objectives in a period and also the 2nd in as numerous periods after Toronto Maple Leafs facility Auston Matthews did it in 2014.

Right here’s that else gets on the listing:

Alex Ovechkin, Washington Capitals

Year: 2007-08

Ovechkin would certainly end up the period with 65 objectives and also 112 factors, one of the most in the NHL that period. That mark additionally established the franchise business document for objectives. Ovechkin was the initial gamer to get to 60 objectives because Mario Lemieux and also Jaromir Jagr both did it for the Pittsburgh Penguins in 1995-96.

Steven Stamkos, Tampa Bay Lightning

Year: 2011-12

Stamkos struck 60 on the last day of the period. The 60 objectives additionally led the organization in objectives that period. The total amount consisted of 5 overtime objectives which is connected for the most in a period in organization background.

Auston Matthews

Year: 2021-22

Regardless of just playing 73 video games that period because of a wrist injury, Matthews racked up on a sizzling rate to get to 60. Matthews’ accomplishment makes him the leading objective marker in a period for a gamer birthed in the USA.

Back to McDavid. He is currently on rate for 68 objectives and also 157 factors, which would certainly be one of the most objectives because Lemieux racked up 69 in 1995-96 and also one of the most factors because Lemieux’s 161 that exact same period.

McDavid, that remains in his 8th period after being picked initially general by the Oilers in the 2015 NHL draft, is additionally on an incredible racking up rate. Just Lemieux in 1995-96, that did it in 62 video games, got to the 60-goal mark quicker in the last 30 periods.

While Ovechkin, Stamkos and also Matthews established franchise business documents for objectives in a period in their 60-goal projects, McDavid will certainly not. He occurs to bet the exact same franchise business that as soon as had Wayne Gretzky. The Great One had 5 periods with greater than 60 objectives throughout his time in Edmonton. Gretzky had 4 periods with 70 or even more objectives, and also in the 1981-82 period, he established the NHL’s single-season document for objectives racked up with 92.

Ought to McDavid get to 70, he would certainly be the initial to get to that mark because Teemu Selanne and also Alexander Mogilny both did it in 1992-93.

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