Saturday, 10 November 2018

Connor McDavid on course for his best ever season point total

7 points in his last 7 games has reduced the great 97's points per game for the season so far to 1.44.  2 points in 3 tough aways losses this week haven't helped.

Overall Connor is off to a stellar start to the season, his current pace projects to a 118 point season which would be the best of his NHL career so far.

The recent slowing of point accumulation could be down to any or a combination of the following:

  1. Reports of some illness a couple of weeks ago.
  2. Tiredness due to heavy ice time he has been logging this season.
  3. A tough schedule of 7 games in 11 days.

The graph above shows the recent slowing well, of course even McDavid is unlikely to sustain 150+ point season pace in the NHL of today.  I back him to come back from the recent dip and finish the season north of 130 points.