McDavid joins elite group with another 100-point season
Seeing McDavid reach the 100-point mark shouldn’t come as a surprise. For the third consecutive season, the 22-year-old has put up 100 or more points while also joining Nikita Kucherov as the second player to reach the mark in fewer than 70 games this season.
The Edmonton Oilers captain became the fifth player in NHL history to have three or more 100-point seasons before his 23rd birthday, joining Wayne Gretzky, Mario Lemieux, Dale Hawerchuk and Sidney Crosby.
The last two players to record 100 points in three straight seasons were Alex Ovechkin — he did it from 2007-10 — and Jeremy Roenick from 1991-94.
McDavid also moved past Patrick Kane for second place in scoring this season with 34 goals, 66 assists and 100 points in 66 games.
DeBrincat chasing Blackhawks scoring record
In only his second season in the NHL, DeBrincat is on track to break a Blackhawks’ scoring record that has stood since the 1982-83 season.
The 21-year-old improved his goals total to 38 this season, which is currently the fourth-most by a Blackhawks player before his 22nd birthday. He only needs one more goal to tie Bobby Hull, and five more to match Steve Larmer for the most in franchise history.
According to Sportsnet stats DeBrincat is tied for the most goals in the NHL since Jan. 6, with 20 in his last 26 games. In 69 games this season, the Farmington Hills, Mich., native has 37 goals and 68 points in 69 games.
Not bad for a player who was selected in the second round (39th overall) by Chicago in the 2016 NHL draft.
Marner joins Gilmour in the Leafs record books
Growing up, Mitch Marner was a big admirer of the way Doug Gilmour played and even wore No.93 during his junior career with the London Knights. While he doesn’t wear his number in Toronto, Marner can say he’s accomplished a feat that no other Leafs player has since Gilmour.
With two assists against the Blackhawks, Marner became the first Leafs player to record 60 or more assists in a season since the former captain did it in 1992-93 and 1993-94.
In 70 games this season, the Markham, Ont., native has 24 goals, 60 assists and 84 points, which are all career highs.
Chiasson continues to make most of PTO
There aren’t many players who can work their way from a professional tryout deal to scoring 20 goals for the first time in their career.
With a power-play goal in the opening period against the New Jersey Devils, Chiasson has done just that as he continues to be one of the few bright spots for the Oilers this season.
Making the league-minimum $650,000, the 28-year-old now has 20 goals, 12 assists and 32 points in 60 games for the Oilers. Let’s just say Edmonton is getting their money’s worth.