EDMONTON, AB - The Battle of Alberta's newest participant - Calgary Flames forward and the NHL's second-highest all-time point scorer Jaromir Jagr - thinks Oilers Captain Connor McDavid could one day break Wayne Gretzky's all-time single-season goals record of 92.
"If he would learn how to score on breakaways a little more, I think he would score 150 (goals) a season," Jagr told TSN. "To score 100 for him, it's possible. He scored three and had another three breakaways (Wednesday night), so I've never seen anything like that in my life, somebody dominating like that."
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On Friday, Oilers Head Coach Todd McLellan weighed in on Jagr's comments.
"It's great that he thinks that," McLellan said. "I'm sure not going to put that pressure on Connor. I'd like him just to play a good, solid game night in and night out."
McLellan mentioned the difficulty in putting up 100.
"It's hard to get 100 points in the NHL now; 100 goals? That might be borderline impossible. But, we'll see what happens over the next few years."
Gretzky set the all-time record of 92 tucks in the 1981-82 season.