Erie Otters captain Connor McDavid, No. 1 on NHL Central Scouting's midterm list of the top North American skaters for the 2015 NHL Draft, extended his Ontario Hockey League-leading point streak and inched closer to the league scoring lead this weekend.
McDavid, who had three goals and eight points in three victories, is on a 27-game point streak, during which he has 26 goals and 58 points. McDavid, who has points in 41 of 42 games this season, passed Kevin Labanc (28 goals, 101 points) of the Barrie Colts for the longest point streak this season. Labanc, selected in the sixth round (No. 171) by the San Jose Sharks in the 2014 NHL Draft, had 15 goals and 52 points during a 25-game streak from Nov. 1, 2014 through Jan. 10.
McDavid has 40 goals and 110 points in 42 games. He trails two other top 2015 draft prospects in the scoring race. London forward Mitchell Marner, No. 7 on Central Scouting's ranking, has 123 points in 59 games, and McDavid's Erie teammate, forward Dylan Strome, has 115 points in 62 games. Strome is No. 5 on Central Scouting's midterm list.