Connor McDavid celebrating with the Oilers.
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Connor McDavid has a momentous day in hockey's most elite company

Published January 13, 2024 at 11:30
Today, Connor McDavid celebrates his 27th birthday with a Saturday night matchup in the best arena in the NHL - playing against the Canadiens in Montreal. On his birthday, McDavid finds himself among hockey's most elite company, as pointed out by Bob Stauffer.

As of today, McDavid ranks fourth all-time in points before the age of 27 with a ridiculous 906 points. Without injuries or the COVID shortened season, McDavid would likely be third place, behind only the greatest of all time in Mario Lemieux and Wayne Gretzky.

Taking his birthday to reflect on his career so far, we can also project where McDavid may end up. If McDavid plays his top game throughout the rest of the season, it's actually possible that he may reach or come close to his 1000th point this year. Further into the future, if McDavid keeps up this scoring with some degree of longevity, he could end up 2nd all time in points behind only Wayne Gretzky. Here's a look at era-adjusted scoring through age 27 and after.

With McDavid, Oilers fans and hockey fans everywhere are privileged to watch one of the greatest players in the history of the game to this point. Hopefully McDavid has a happy birthday and can continue his recent tear tonight in Montreal.
January 13   |   271 answers
Connor McDavid has a momentous day in hockey's most elite company

Where will McDavid finish in scoring all time?

First8732.1 %
Second10639.1 %
Third5118.8 %
Fourth or later2710 %
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