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Connor McDavid lights up NHL as First Star of the Week

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Photo credit:Marc DesRosiers-USA TODAY Sports
Nation World HQ
11 days ago
In a league filled with remarkable talent, it takes something truly extraordinary to stand out. Enter Connor McDavid, the electrifying superstar from the Edmonton Oilers, whose scorching performance has earned him the NHL’s First Star of the Week.
McDavid’s week was nothing short of spectacular, as he showcased his unparalleled dominance over opposing defenders and goaltenders alike. In just three games played, the Oilers captain amassed an impressive eight points, comprising three goals and five assists. Those numbers reflect only a fraction of McDavid’s individual brilliance — he has 19 points (4G, 15A) in his last seven games — but also highlight his invaluable contribution to the Oilers’ overall success.
Not only is McDavid putting on a a show, but it’s like he’s got a magic wand instead of a hockey stick.
The 27-year-old phenom’s stellar end to the month of March is yet another example of why he is one of the league’s premier talents. With each stride and point on the board, McDavid is wiping away the “slow” start he had to the season. Even though McDavid was putting up a point-per-game, many thought something was wrong as his production was less than what we’ve grown accustomed to watching, but that’s all changed down the back half of the season.
What’s even more impressive is that McDavid isn’t just about padding his own stats. Nah, he’s all about making his teammates look good, too, as shown by the chase for 100 assists. Whether he’s dishing out those slick passes or rifling in goals with that deadly shot of his — his goal-scoring has picked up lately, too — McDavid’s recent dominance is a game-changer for the Edmonton Oilers’ Stanley Cup aspirations.
But McDavid’s run of excellence extends far beyond a single week of excellence. With 29 goals and a staggering 96 assists in 70 games played this season, he has firmly established himself as a force to be reckoned with despite taking a while to fully hit his stride. His remarkable consistency and unwavering commitment to excellence have propelled the Oilers from near the league basement to one of the best the NHL has to offer, instilling a sense of belief among fans and teammates alike.
Joining McDavid for the stars for the week are Logan Thompson of the Vegas Golden Knights, who claimed the second star, and Alexis Lafreniere from the New York Rangers, who earned the third star honours. Their outstanding performances are a testament to the depth of talent across the league but make no mistake – it was McDavid who shone the brightest.
As the NHL season barrels towards the end of the 2023-24 campaign, all eyes will be on Connor McDavid as he continues to battle Nathan MacKinnon and Nikita Kucherov for his sixth Art Ross Trophy. With his sights set on leading the Oilers to glory, there’s no telling what feats of brilliance lie ahead for the incomparable superstar. One thing, however, is certain – the hockey world is witnessing greatness in its purest form, and Connor McDavid is its undisputed king.

CONNOR MCDAVID’S CAREER SO FAR

SeasonTeamLeagueGPGAPtsPIM+/-PGPGAPtsPIM
2015-16Edmonton OilersNHL4516324818-1
2016-17Edmonton OilersNHL8230701002627135492
2017-18Edmonton OilersNHL8241671082620
2018-19Edmonton OilersNHL784175116203
2019-20Edmonton OilersNHL6434639728-645492
2020-21Edmonton OilersNHL563372105202141340
2021-22Edmonton OilersNHL80447912345281610233310
2022-23Edmonton OilersNHL826489153362212812200
2023-24Edmonton OilersNHL7029961253033
NHL Totals6393326439752494929467514
 

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