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Connor McDavid #97 of the Edmonton Oilers skates against the Buffalo Sabres during an NHL game on November 12, 2021 at KeyBank Center in Buffalo, New York. Photo by Bill Wippert/NHLI via Getty Images

Last night, Edmonton Oilers superstar Connor McDavid made history and became the sixth-fastest player in the NHL’s entirety to reach 600 career points, reaching the milestone through just 421 games.

Wayne Gretzky, Mario Lemieux, Peter Stastny, Mike Bossy and Jari Kurri are the only skaters to reach that total quicker than McDavid, which is impressive on his end, as they all played in an era that was much easier to produce in.

McDavid is just 24 years old, and there’s no doubt that this won’t be the last historic mark he achieves, as he is already one of the best players that the game has ever seen. He’s currently riding a 14-game point streak.

This season, McDavid has 27 points through 14 games played and is on pace for 158 points in 82 games, which would make more history as the most points in a single season in his NHL career, shattering his current all-time high of 116 points. We’ll wait and see if he can achieve that.

McDavid obviously impressed Oilers head coach Dave Tippett, who called the stat “pretty good.” Couldn’t have said it better myself, Dave.

News & Notes

Blood in the Water

  • Connor McDavid becomes sixth-fastest player in NHL history to 600 career points [The Athletic]
  • Komarov leaves Islanders, signs with KHL team []
  • Senators’ Pinto out for the “next little bit” [TSN]
  • Hard-luck Senators lose Drake Batherson to COVID-19 protocol [Sportsnet]
  • Capitals re-sign centre Nic Dowd to three-year, $3.9M deal [Sportsnet]
  • Coyotes’ Dmitrij Jaskin: Expected to be out long term [CBS Sports]
  • Ottawa Senators sign Zac Leslie [Pro Hockey Rumors]
  • Zegras’ big game lifts Ducks to 7th consecutive victory with win over Canucks [CBC]

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