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McDavid Oilers wins Art Ross Awards and Rocket Richard Awards

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The 26-year-old center led the NHL in goals (64), assists (89) and points (153), setting NHL highs in all categories and becoming just the third player to lead the league in each category in a single season. . Phil Esposito did it with the Boston Bruins in 1972-73, and Wayne Gretzky did it with the Oilers in 1981-82, 1982-83, 1983-84, 1984-85, 1986-87.

McDavid scored three more goals than the Bruins forward David PasternakSix more passes than the Tampa Bay Lightning forward Nikita Kucherov And 25 points more than his teammate Leon Dristel. He has been awarded the Art Ross Award for three consecutive years.

He passed Esposito, who had 152 points (76 goals, 76 assists) with the Bruins in 1970-71, for the 15th-highest season in NHL history. Only Gretzky (nine times), Mario Lemieux (four times) and Steve Yzerman (once) have more points in a season.

McDavid became the first player in NHL history to score three points in at least 15 games in a season. He has five straight points in at least 15 NHL games, tied with Peter Stastny for third in NHL history behind Gretzky (19) and Lemieux (seven).

He has more than three times as many matches with at least three points (22) than he has matches with no points (seven). Only three players in the last 30 years have played the same number of matches with at least three points per season: Lemieux (32 in 1992-93 and 29 in 1995-96), Jaromir Jagr (25 in 1995-96) and Sergei Fedorov (22 in 1993). -1994).

Selected by the Oilers with the first overall pick in the 2015 NHL Draft, McDavid averaged 850 points (303 goals, 547 assists) in 569 games in his NHL career.

Since the start of the 2015-16 season, he has accumulated 115 points more than the closest player, Draisaitl, despite having played 32 fewer matches. He has 102 tackles, more than the closest player, the New York Rangers forward Artemy PanarinHe ranks third in goals (303) behind the Washington Capitals forward Alex Ovechkin (347) one behind Aldricytel (304).

The Oilers (50-23-9) are second in the Pacific Division and will face the Los Angeles Kings (47-25-10) in the Western Conference first round. Game 1 of the best-of-7 series takes place at Rogers Place in Edmonton on Monday (10 p.m. EST; ESPN, CBC, SN, TVAS).

McDavid scored 14 points (four goals, 10 assists) as Edmonton beat Los Angeles in seven first-round games last year. He led the 2022 Stanley Cup playoffs with 33 points (10 goals, 23 assists) despite the Oilers playing just 16 games over three innings, beating the Calgary Flames in five games in the second round and sweeping the Colorado Avalanche in the West. Conference final.

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