NEWS RELEASE: A gifted Edmonton Oilers player was chosen as the First Star of the Week…

Connor McDavid has been chosen as the NHL’s First Star of the Week after recording three goals and five assists in three games, all of which were wins for the Edmonton Oilers.

The captain of the Oilers finished the week with two goals and two assists against the Anaheim Ducks on Saturday.

On Tuesday, he collected two assists in a 4-1 victory over the Los Angeles Kings, and on Thursday, he scored a goal and two assists in a 4-3 overtime win over the Winnipeg Jets.

In 70 games, McDavid has tallied 29 goals and 96 assists for 125 points.

He is now one point behind Tampa Bay Lightning’s Nikita Kucherov and two behind Colorado Avalanche’s Nathan MacKinnon in the race for the Art Ross Trophy.

With four more assists in Edmonton’s last ten games, he may become just the fourth player in NHL history to achieve a 100-assist season.

He is the first player to record 96 assists in a season since Joe Thornton with the San Jose Sharks in 2005–06.

McDavid became the first player to achieve 31 points in March since Jaromir Jagr with the Pittsburgh Penguins during the 2000–01 season last month with seven goals and twenty-four assists.

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