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McDavid continues record-setting playoffs pace

by Staff /

There has been no stopping Erie Otters captain Connor McDavid, the expected No. 1 pick in the 2015 NHL Draft, during the Ontario Hockey League playoffs.

Not only has McDavid scored at least one point in all 15 games, he leads all playoff performers in the Canadian Hockey League with 19 goals and 42 points. He has tied the franchise record set in 2002 by Cory Pecker for points in a postseason and is nine shy of the OHL record 51 points set by Justin Papineau (1999) with the Belleville Bulls and Jason Dawe (1993) with the Peterborough Petes.

McDavid had a goal and four assists, his 12th multi-point game in the postseason, to lead the Otters to a 7-3 victory in Game 6 against the Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds in the Western Conference Final to win the best-of-7 series 4-2. It marked the second time in the Otters' 19-year history that they won the Wayne Gretzky Trophy to advance to the league finals and first time since 2002.

The Otters will face either the Oshawa Generals or North Bay Battalion in the OHL championship round beginning next week.

McDavid finished the six-game series against the Greyhounds with 19 points (eight goals, 11 assists) to set a new franchise record for points in a series. He broke the Otters' record of 14 he set in a semifinal-round sweep of the London Knights. The Otters went 10-for-21 (47.6 percent) on the power play in the series against the Greyhounds.

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