Connor McDavid Comments on Chasing 100 Points


Connor McDavid isn't too concerned about hitting 100 points this season, even if it's a shortened campaign. The Edmonton Oilers superstar and league's leading scorer was recently asked about hitting the plateau and he admitted it's not something he's focused on.

McDavid put on a show on Saturday night against the rival Calgary Flames and even had a highlight reel goal as he deked through basically the entire team. He now heads into his next game with 87 points and has seven games remaining to hit the century mark. 

Personally, I want to continue to play good hockey. Our group wants to continue to play good hockey. We want to go into the (Stanley Cup) Playoffs on a good note. Personally, it's a number. Obviously, it would be kind of different to be able to do it in a shortened season. I'm not going to change anything. I'm just going to keep playing my game, and if I get there, I get there. And if not, whatever.

McDavid's 1.78 points per game puts him on pace for 99, but as we all know he's likely going to have a four-point night at some point. Hitting 100 points in a 56 game season would be an amazing feat, even if the humble McDavid isn't focused on it. The last players to reach the mark were teammates Mario Lemieux and Jaromir Jagr back in 1995-96, and it's actually only been done 29 times in NHL history.

Let's hope number 30 goes to #97.

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