Ryan Nugent-Hopkins has joined the ranks of the elite, becoming the third Edmonton Oilers skater to achieve 100+ points this season, alongside superstars Connor McDavid and Leon Draisaitl. This incredible feat has not been accomplished since the 1995-1996 Pittsburgh Penguins, when legends Mario Lemieux, Jaromir Jagr, and Ron Francis all surpassed the 100-point mark. Nugent-Hopkins’ outstanding performance this season has solidified the Oilers as a powerhouse team, as they prepare for another playoff run with hopes of redemption after last season’s disappointing ending.
The Oilers’ historic trio has been dominating the league throughout the 2022-2023 NHL season, with McDavid and Draisaitl consistently leading the points race. Nugent-Hopkins’ surge in scoring now puts him in the same esteemed company, showcasing the Oilers’ incredible offensive depth. This level of offensive firepower has not been seen since the heyday of the Penguins in the mid-90s, and hockey fans worldwide are witnessing history in the making.
ast season, the Oilers made a deep playoff run, only to be eliminated in a crushing 4-0 series defeat against the Colorado Avalanche in the Conference Finals. The Oilers are gearing up for another shot at the Stanley Cup. The team’s potent attack, coupled with a solid defense and if they can get reliable goaltending, will make them a formidable contender as the playoffs approach.