NEW YORK - Edmonton Oilers center Connor McDavid , Colorado Avalanche center Nathan MacKinnon and Chicago Blackhawks right wing Patrick Kane have been named the NHL's "Three Stars" for the month of November.
FIRST STAR - CONNOR McDAVID, C, EDMONTON OILERS
McDavid topped the NHL in goals (13), points (26), power-play goals (6) and power-play points (11) across 14 contests to power the Pacific Division-leading Oilers (16-9-3, 35 points) to a 7-5-2 November. McDavid found the scoresheet in all but two of his appearances, highlighted by an 11-game point streak from Nov. 4-24 (12-12-24). He registered multiple points seven times, including a hat trick Nov. 10 at ANA and a career-high six points Nov. 14 vs. COL (3-3-6) - making him the first Edmonton player with as many points in a game since Feb. 2, 2012 (Sam Gagner : 4-4-8 vs. CHI). McDavid also reached the 400-point benchmark Nov. 10 at ANA, becoming the 13th-fastest player in League history to hit the milestone (306 GP). The 22-year-old Richmond Hill, Ont., native and two-time Art Ross Trophy winner paces the NHL with 49 points through 28 total outings this season. He also ranks among the top three in the League in power-play points (1st; 21), assists (2nd; 30), power-play assists (2nd; 13), goals (3rd; 19) and power-play goals (t-3rd; 8).
SECOND STAR - NATHAN MacKINNON, C, COLORADO AVALANCHE
MacKinnon ranked second in the NHL with 10-15-25 in 14 games to propel the Avalanche (16-8-2, 34 points) to an 8-6-0 November despite the team missing two of its top producers from last season (Mikko Rantanen and Gabriel Landeskog ) for almost the entire month. MacKinnon collected points in 10 of his 14 contests, led by a trio of four-point outings: Nov. 7 vs. NSH (1-3-4), Nov. 12 at WPG (2-2-4) and Nov. 29 at CHI (1-3-4). He also scored in eight different games, highlighted by his eighth career overtime goal Nov. 16 at VAN (2-1-3). MacKinnon - who topped the League with 79 shots on goal in November - closed the month on a seven-game point streak, compiling 6-10-16 during that stretch (Nov. 16-30). The 24-year-old Halifax, N.S., native sits fourth in the NHL with 17-25-42 through 26 total appearances this season. His 25 November points were the most by any Avalanche player in a single calendar month since March 2000 (Joe Sakic: 15-11-26 in 13 GP).
THIRD STAR - PATRICK KANE, RW, CHICAGO BLACKHAWKS
Kane found the scoresheet in all 15 of his November appearances, placing third in the League with 11-13-24 to guide the Blackhawks (10-11-5, 25 points) to a 7-5-3 month. Kane scored in 10 different contests, highlighted by a six-game goal streak from Nov. 7-17 (7-8-15) - the longest by any player this season. He also registered six multi-point performances, including three-point efforts Nov. 7 vs. VAN (1-2-3), Nov. 10 vs. TOR (2-1-3) and Nov. 13 at VGK
(1-2-3). The 31-year-old Buffalo native and 2015-16 Art Ross Trophy winner ranks eighth in the NHL with 14-19-33 through 26 total outings this season. Kane's current 15-game point streak is the longest of 2019-20 and the third-longest of his career, behind only a 26-game run in 2015-16 (16-24-40) and a 20-game stretch in 2018-19 (17-26-43).