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Facts and Figures: McDavid joins select company with Oilers

Center becomes fifth Edmonton player with at least 17 points in season's first 10 games

by @NHLdotcom

Connor McDavid continued his assault on the Edmonton Oilers record book Sunday.

The Oilers center and captain scored in overtime in a 2-1 victory against the Chicago Blackhawks to become the fifth Edmonton player with at least 17 points in the first 10 games of a season. He joined Wayne Gretzky, Mark Messier, Jari Kurri and Glenn Anderson, and was the first to do it since Messier in 1989-90.

McDavid is fifth in the NHL with 17 points (eight goals, nine assists) in 10 games and leads all players with 12 overtime points (four goals, eight assists) since the start of the 2016-17 season. That's one point ahead of teammate Leon Draisaitl (five goals, six assists), and forward Phil Kessel (four goals, seven assists) and defenseman Kris Letang (two goals, nine assists) of the Pittsburgh Penguins.

Carolina Hurricanes forward Sebastian Aho also took his place beside Gretzky in NHL history. Aho is the third player with a season-opening assist streak of at least 11 games. He joined Gretzky (12 games, Oilers, 1982-83) and Ken Linseman (12 games, Boston Bruins, 1985-86).

Aho, who has 16 points (four goals, 12 assists) during his point streak, also tied Ron Francis for the longest season-opening point streak in Hurricanes/Hartford Whalers history. He is the fifth Hurricanes/Whalers player with at least 16 points in October. Rod Brind'Amour had 18 points (six goals, 12 assists), and Justin Williams (five goals, 11 assists) and Eric Staal (nine goals, seven assists) each had 16 points in 2007, and Sami Kapanen had 16 points (eight goals, eight assists) in 1999.

Staal holds the record of 22 points (nine goals, 13 assists), set in 2005.

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