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McDavid 4th participant in NHL historical past with 100 assists

play Connor McDavid makes history with 100-assist season (0:30) Connor McDavid becomes the first NHL player since Wayne Gretzky to record 100 assists in a season. (0:30) Greg Wyshynski, ESPNApr 16, 2024, 12:32 AM ET Close Greg Wyshynski is ESPN’s senior NHL writer. Edmonton Oilers star Connor McDavid notched his 100th assist this season against

McDavid 4th participant in NHL historical past with 100 assists

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Connor McDavid makes historical past with 100-assist season (0:30)

Connor McDavid turns into the primary NHL participant since Wayne Gretzky to report 100 assists in a season. (0:30)

  • Greg Wyshynski, ESPNApr 16, 2024, 12:32 AM ET

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      Greg Wyshynski is ESPN’s senior NHL author.

Edmonton Oilers star Connor McDavid notched his one centesimal help this season in opposition to the San Jose Sharks on Monday evening, changing into simply the fourth participant in NHL historical past to hit triple digits for helpers.

McDavid returned to the Edmonton lineup after lacking three video games due to a lower-body damage, getting into the house recreation in opposition to San Jose with 99 assists in 74 video games. He picked up the first help on Zach Hyman‘s second-period objective, the winger’s 54th objective of the season.

Hockey Corridor of Famers Wayne Gretzky, Mario Lemieux and Bobby Orr are the one different NHL gamers to eclipse 100 assists in a season.

“It means lots. These three are clearly three of the best gamers to ever play. To share a little bit one thing with them, it means lots to me,” McDavid stated. “It has been a distinct sort of yr, however everyone caught with it, and we have put ourselves in a great spot heading in to when it issues most.”

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Orr did it as soon as, changing into the primary NHL participant to realize the feat in 1970-71. Lemieux additionally hit the mark as soon as, in 1988-89. Gretzky topped 100 assists in a season 11 occasions and is the all-time NHL chief in profession assists with 1,963. Gretzky was the final participant earlier than McDavid to have 100 assists, within the 1990-91 season.

McDavid’s earlier profession excessive in assists was 89 final season.

The NHL may find yourself with two gamers breaking the 100-assist mark in the identical season after going 32 seasons with out one. Tampa Bay Lightning star Nikita Kucherov has 99 assists in 80 video games. The Lightning end their season Wednesday evening at dwelling in opposition to the Toronto Maple Leafs.

The Oilers defeated the Sharks 9-2, retaining their hopes of a Pacific Division title alive. McDavid scored his thirty second objective of the season within the win.

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