The Wonder That is Connor McDavid

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As you should all know by now, I am a huge hockey fan.

Yes, I grew up watching the New York Rangers, and still do to this day. With that said, I consider myself a hockey fan first and do everything I can to follow the whole league.

One player that always amazes me is Edmonton Oilers superstar Connor McDavid. As of this writing (Monday, April 3), McDavid, 26, leads both his team and the league in goals (62), assists (84), and points (146).

One thing that amazes me about McDavid is the way he produces. He currently has 843 career points in just 564 career games, which is crazy, especially because he is just 26 years old.

Here are his point totals since joining the league:

2015-16: 48 points in 45 games

2016-17: 100 points in 82 games

2017-18: 108 points in 82 games

2018-19: 116 points in 78 games

2019-20: 97 points in 64 games

2020-21: 105 points in 56 games

2021-22: 123 points in 80 games

What is also remarkable about McDavid is the hardware he has accumulated since joining the league:

Art Ross Trophy (League’s leading scorer): 2016-17, 2017-18, 2020-21, 2021-22

Ted Lindsay Award (League’s most valuable player as voted on by the players): 2016-17, 2017-18, 2020-21

Hart Memorial Trophy (League’s most valuable player): 2016-17, 2020-21

Given what he has accomplished this season, he will easily win the Art Ross Trophy and have a good shot at both the Ted Lindsay Award and the Hart Memorial Trophy. He will also continue to add to his trophy case as his career goes on.

What also amazes me about McDavid is that despite this being his eighth year in the league, no one seems to have figured out a way to stop him. Every team has tape on him, and yet when it comes time to face him, they cannot find a way to contain him.

Lastly, it amazes me just how McDavid makes everything look so easy. He is like a video game character that can skate around every player and score with ease. 

In all, there really are not any players that can do the things that McDavid does every single season and every single game. He is an absolute joy to watch and is so great for the game of hockey.

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Patrick Hoffman

Patrick covers the NHL for Inside The Rink. He has previously covered the league for The Ultimate Hockey Fan Cave, WTP Sports, Sportsnet.ca, Kukla’s Korner, Spector’s Hockey, NHL Network Radio blog, TheHockeyNews.com, The Fourth Period, Stan Fischler’s “The Fischler Report”, as well as a slew of others.

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