McDavid Promising to Score Even More Goals in Upcoming NHL Season
USA – August 28, 2018
One the most talented players in the history of the National Hockey League, the brightest young star of the tournament and the hope for the Edmonton Oilers, centre forward Connor McDavid, has promised to score even more goals this season, than he did in the last one.
"I've always said I want to score more," the 21-year-old center said at BioSteel Camp on Monday.
"That's what I want to do, find ways to score. I think I'm a good passer and can make plays, but there's definitely a knack to putting the puck in the net. I seemed to find it a little bit later in the year last year and hope to carry it into this year."
From February 1, 2018 until the end of the regular season, McDavid scored 26 goals in 33 games, including a four-goal game against the Tampa Bay Lightning on February 5, 2018 and a hat trick against the Colorado Avalanche on February 18, 2018.
During that stretch, he scored at a pace of 0.79 goals per game, which over a full 82-game season would put him at 64 goals.
McDavid was drafted first overall in the 2015 NHL Entry Draft by the Edmonton Oilers, gaining 256 points in 209 games since that day. He is now the leader of the Oilers, whom he managed to help get in to the playoffs in the season of 2016/2017 for the first time in 10 years, when the team competed against Carolina Hurricanes in the Stanley Cup Final.
On October 5, 2016, McDavid was named captain of the Oilers, making him the youngest captain in NHL history. At 19 years and 266 days, McDavid was 20 days younger than Gabriel Landeskog when he was named captain of the Colorado Avalanche.