Edmonton Oilers captain Connor McDavid has etched his name in NHL history by winning the Art Ross Trophy for the fifth time in his young career. The trophy, awarded to the player with the most points in the regular season, has only been won by three other players more times than McDavid. The 26-year-old phenom now stands alongside legends Phil Esposito and Jaromir Jagr, with only Mario Lemieux (6), Gordie Howe (6), and Wayne Gretzky (10) ahead of him. McDavid wins Art Ross
This season, McDavid put up a career-high 153 points in 82 games, scoring 64 goals and assisting on 89 others. As the first overall pick in the 2015 NHL draft, McDavid has more than lived up to the hype, leading the league in scoring in five of his eight NHL seasons. With 850 career points, comprised of 303 goals and 547 assists, McDavid has solidified his status as the most dominant player in the game today – and he has achieved this remarkable feat in just 569 games played.
As the Oilers prepare for their first-round playoff matchup against the LA Kings, all eyes will be on McDavid to see if he can translate his regular-season success into postseason glory. With his track record of Art Ross Trophy victories, it’s clear that McDavid has the talent and drive to lead his team deep into the playoffs.
With many more years of hockey ahead of him, it’s quite possible that McDavid will continue to climb the ranks and challenge the legendary figures who currently stand above him in the Art Ross Trophy count.
McDavid wins Art Ross