Connor McDavid becomes the sixth NHL player to reach 150 points in a season

Connor McDavid (Connor Mah, Wikimedia Commons)

Edmonton Oilers captain Connor McDavid of Richmond Hill, Ontario became the sixth player all-time in National Hockey League history to record 150 points in a season. He accomplished the feat in a 6-1 Oilers win over the San Jose Sharks at the SAP Center in San Jose, California.

McDavid scored the game-winning goal at 18:16 of the first period from Warren Foegele of Markham, Ontario. At the time, the Oilers went up 2-1. It was one of two goals McDavid scored in the game. He picked up his 64th goal and 151st point at 14:36 of the third period in an all-Canadian goal from Ryan Nugent-Hopkins of Burnaby, British Columbia and Evan Bouchard of Oakville, Ontario at 14:36 of the final frame.

On the season, McDavid now has 64 goals and 87 assists for 151 points in 80 games. He is a +22 with 36 penalty minutes, 69 power-play points, seven shorthanded points, 11 game-winning goals, 340 shots on goal, 515 faceoff wins, 39 blocked shots, 89 hits, 81 takeaways and 76 giveaways. McDavid leads the NHL this season in goals, assists and points.

Wayne Gretzky of Brantford, Ontario had more than 150 points in a season nine times. He had 215 points with the Oilers in 1985-86, 212 points with the Oilers in 1981-82, 208 points with the Oilers in 1984-85, 196 points with the Oilers in 1982-83, 183 points with the Oilers in 1986-87, 168 points with the Los Angeles Kings in 1988-89, 164 points with the Oilers in 1980-81, and 163 points with the Kings in 1990-91. Mario Lemieux of Montreal, Quebec had 199 points in 1988-89 with the Pittsburgh Penguins and 166 points with the Penguins in 1987-88, 161 points with the Penguins in 1995-96, and 160 points with the Penguins in 1992-93. Steve Yzerman of Cranbrook, British Columbia had 155 points with the Detroit Red Wings in 1988-89. Phil Esposito of Sault. Ste. Marie, Ontario had 152 points with the Boston Bruins in 1970-71, and Bernie Nicholls of Haliburton, Ontario had 150 points with the Kings in 1988-89.

With the win, the Oilers improved to a record of 48 wins, 23 regulation losses and nine losses in extra time for 105 points. They are in second place in the Pacific Division.

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