Connor Mcdavid is now ahead of Mario Lemieux in the NHL stat book.

Published May 12, 2021 at 6:29 PM

Everyone knew Connor McDavid had the ability to hit the ground running and quickly become one of the best players in the world from the moment he was selected first overall by the Edmonton Oilers in the 2015 NHL Draft.

Even before his debut in the world's greatest hockey league, we all knew he was a special player. But, in order to truly understand the things he's done on the ice in such a short time, one must also take a step back and examine their sheer significance.

Fans of the Edmonton Oilers have already witnessed some of the greatest players in NHL history, and now they will witness the best player in the game today - bar none. Although this isn't supposed to disparage any of the other incredibly talented players in hockey today, there's just no comparison. Connor McDavid is currently playing in room.

Despite the NHL season being cut short by 56 games due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, McDavid dominated the scoring race with a pace that must be seen to be believed. In 54 games, he scored 33 goals and 69 assists for a total of 102 points.

McDavid was on track for 50 goals and 105 assists for 155 points if the NHL season had been completed.

Although there are plenty of superlatives to define McDavid's season, there's one more statistic that confirms his place among the all-time greats.

McDavid currently has the highest points per game average in the modern century with 1.89, passing the legendary Mario Lemieux's 1.77 points per game average since his brave return to the NHL in December of 2000.

He also passed two marks from Pittsburgh Penguins captain and future Hall of Fame forward Sidney Crosby. Crosby averaged 1.68 points per game in 2012, surpassing his previous high of 1.61 points per game set in 2011.

McDavid also surpassed Nikita Kucherov of the Tampa Bay Lightning's 1.56 points per game mark in the 2018-19 season.

The Stanley Cup is the only thing missing from McDavid's resume, as he has already won the Art Ross Trophy twice (soon to be three), the Ted Lindsay Award twice, and the Hart Memorial Trophy once (soon to be twice).

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