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Connor McDavid of Oilers scores 100th point

Edmonton center reaches mark in first full season

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McDavid reaches 100 points

VAN@EDM: Draisaitl pots McDavid's 100th point

Connor McDavid sets up Leon Draisaitl's goal in the 3rd, becoming the first Oiler to record 100 points in a season since Doug Weight in 1995-96

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Edmonton Oilers center Connor McDavid scored his 100th point of the season when he got an assist on Leon Draisaitl's goal at 1:50 of the third period against the Vancouver Canucks on Sunday.

McDavid, who had two assists in Edmonton's 5-2 win, finished with 30 goals and 70 assists in 82 games to win the Art Ross Trophy as NHL scoring champion. It was his first full season after he scored 48 points (16 goals, 32 assists) in 45 games as a rookie last season, when he was sidelined by a broken collarbone.

"It's been fun," McDavid said. "We have a great group of guys in here. It's been a real treat to be able to play with this group. You see how the fans have kind of rallied around us, and it makes coming to the rink and playing out there kind of fun."

The Oilers qualified for the Stanley Cup Playoffs for the first time since 2006. They open their Western Conference First Round series against the San Jose Sharks on Wednesday (10 p.m. ET; SN, TVA Sports, USA). 

"Tonight was about getting the team prepared (for the playoffs), but it was also about taking care of the captain," coach Todd McLellan said. "He's taken care of us, and there was actually a few frustrated guys who thought they had opportunities and didn't finish.

"They excitement when he got that 100th point, the bench, to a man, players, coaches, training staff, anybody around the bench, was immense. We're proud of him. We're glad to have him."

McDavid had 11 more points than Sidney Crosby of the Pittsburgh Penguins and Patrick Kane of the Chicago Blackhawks. Crosby (104 points in 2013-14) and Kane (106 points last season) were the two most-recent players to score 100 points.

McDavid finished with a 14-game point streak, the longest in the NHL this season. The 20-year-old is the youngest player to lead the League in scoring since Crosby did at 19 in 2006-07.

McDavid is the eighth Oilers player to reach 100 points in a season, first since Doug Weight had 104 (25 goals, 79 assists) in 1995-96.

NHL.com staff writer Tim Campbell contributed to this report.

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