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Draisaitl Scores 50th Goal

Leon Draisaitl is the first Edmonton Oilers player to score 50 goals in a season since Jari Kurri (54) and Wayne Gretzky (62) did it in 1987. Craig Simpson scored 56 in 1988, but he scored 13 with Pittsburgh and 43 with the Oilers.

Draisaitl is the 5th Oilers forward to score 50 and joins Wayne Gretzky (nine times), Jari Kurri (four times), Glenn Anderson (twice) and Mark Messier (once).

Here is a history of how Draisaitl reached the elusive 50 goal plateau.

Draisaitl scored on 34 different goalies.

He had three on Matt Murray and scored twice on Carey Price, Pekka Rinne, Martin Jones, Robin Lehner, Aaron Dell, Petr Mrazek, Jack Campbell, Linus Ullmark, Devan Dubnyk, Cam Ward, Alex Stalock , Juuse Saros, Connor Hellebuyck and Andrei Vasilevskiy.

He had singles on Mike Smith, Jonathan Quick, Anton Khudobin, Malcolm Subban, Alexander Georgiev, Sergei Bobrovsky, Frederik Anderson, Curtis McElhinney, Jimmy Howard, John Gibson, Adin Hill, Jacob Markstrom, Phillipp Grubauer, Marc-Andre Fleury, Antti Niemi, Roberto Luongo, Pheonix Copley, Jaroslav Halak and Keith Kinkaid.

He scored four goals against Nashville and San Jose.
Potted three against Pittsburgh, Los Angeles, Carolina, Minnesota and Montreal.
Had two against Vegas, Buffalo, New York Islanders, Chicago, Winnipeg and Tampa Bay.
And he had one against Dallas, New York Rangers, Columbus, Toronto, Detroit, Anaheim, Arizona, Vancouver, Colorado, Florida, Washington, Boston, New Jersey and Calgary.

The only teams he didn’t score against were Philadelphia, Ottawa and St.Louis.

He scored 29 goals against playoff teams and 21 against non-playoff teams.

His scoring by month.

October: 7 goals
November: 6 goals
December: 8 goals
January: 6 goals
February: 12 goals
March: 8 goals
April: 3 goals

WHO HELPED HIM?

Draisaitl didn’t score an empty net goal. He had two unassisted goals; both shorthanded.

He had 16 powerplay goals, three shorthanded goals and three in overtime. The other 28 came at EV.

Here is a breakdown of his goals in order from goal #1 to #50

1st Assist          2nd Assist      Strength
Lucic                 McDavid           EV
McDavid              —-                 OT
McDavid            RNH                 PP
RNH                  Russell              EV
Lucic                  McDavid           PP
Rieder                Klefbom           EV
RNH                  Klefbom            EV
Larsson               RNH                EV
Rattie                  RNH                PP
McDavid              —                  EV
McDavid              —                  EV
Caggiula              —                  EV
McDavid               —                 OT
McDavid               —                 EV
McDavid               —                 PP
Kassian                Brodziak         EV
McDavid              RNH               PP
McDavid             Nurse              PP
Lucic                   Benning           EV
Nurse                  RNH                PP
McDavid              —                   EV
Larsson                McDavid         EV
Jones                     —                 EV
McDavid              Nurse              PP
McDavid             Chiasson          PP
Khaira                   —                  EV
Chiasson              McDavid         EV
Chiasson              RNH                PP
Lucic                    Nurse              EV
McDavid              RNH                PP
McDavid              Nurse              PP
Chiasson              RNH                PP
McDavid              Klefbom          EV
Kassian                  —                 EV
McDavid              Klefbom          PP
McDavid              RNH                PP
—-                      —-                  SH
Chiasson               —                  PP
McDavid              Nurse              PP
McDavid               —                  EV
McDavid              Nurse              SH
McDavid              Nurse              OT
McDavid               —-                 EV
Klefbom              Koskinen          EV
McDavid             Nurse               EV
McDavid             Gambardella    EV
McDavid             RNH                 EV
—-                     —-                   SH
Benning              McDavid           EV
Sekera                  RNH                 EV

Here is the official count of who assisted on his goals

McDavid: 29 assists
RNH: 13
Nurse: 10
Chiasson: 5
Klefbom: 5
Lucic: 4
Benning: 2
Larsson: 2
Kassian: 2
Rieder, Rattie, Russell, Caggiula, Brodziak, Gambardella, Khaira, Jones, Sekera and Koskinen each one.

Draisaitl is the only the 92nd player to score 50 goals in an NHL season.

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