In the last couple of weeks, Connor McDavid has pulled away from the field and is now four games away from winning his first Art Ross trophy as the NHL leader in points.
At 20-years-old, he is already in the ‘best player in the world’ conversation with Pittsburgh Penguins star Sidney Crosby.
The Edmonton Oilers captain joined Scott Oake and Louie DeBrusk on After Hours following his team’s 3-2 overtime victory over the Anaheim Ducks.
When McDavid was granted exceptional status to join the Erie Otters as a 15-year-old, he said he looked up to Crosby as a role model. Now that they are opponents, he was asked if that logic still applies.
“He’s still someone that I admire,” McDavid said. “He’s been unbelievably successful in the NHL and if I can do half the things he’s done it’ll be a great career. He’s still someone I look up to even though I compete against him.”
McDavid leads the league with 94 points, scoring 29 goals and 65 assists in 78 games, while Crosby’s 43 goals and 41 assists in 71 games make him the favourite for the Maurice “Rocket” Richard Trophy.