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McDavid in elite company

by Chris Wescott @TheChrisWescott / Head Writer

Oilers captain Connor McDavid turned 20 today, and he is in elite company when it comes to what he's accomplished thus far in his young career.

The second-year player assisted on both the game-tying and game-winning goals last night as the Oilers downed the New Jersey Devils 3-2 in overtime. With those points, he became the first 50-point scorer in the NHL this season.

Tweet from @THNMattLarkin: Connor McDavid produced as one of the best teens ever. Adjusted for era, his teen scoring rate joins the truly elite

McDavid has 30 goals and 68 assists (98 points) in 89 games in his career. Matt Larkin of The Hockey News pieced together the kind of company McDavid is in now, based on production in such a short time frame.

At 1.14 points per game in his 19-age season, McDavid ranks 10th all-time, in some elite, Hall of Fame company.

Larkin took it a step forward, adjusting various factors to account for the different eras and McDavid's new rank, given these adjustments, is third in history among players in their 19-age seasons - behind only Wayne Gretzky and Sidney Crosby.

As a rookie, his 18-age season, McDavid (1.07) ranks sixth all-time and third with the era-adjustments, behind Gretzky and Crosby respectively.

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