EDMONTON, AB - Oilers forward Connor McDavid has been named the NHL's Second Star of the Week.
McDavid ranked second in the NHL with 3-6-9 in four contests to power the Oilers (12-8-0, 24 points) to a trio of wins. He recorded four assists in two meetings with the Winnipeg Jets, collecting two helpers in both a 6-5 loss Feb. 15 and a 3-2 victory Feb. 17.
McDavid then was held off the scoresheet in a 2-1 triumph over the Calgary Flames Feb. 19 before bouncing back with 3-2-5, including his eighth-career regular-season hat trick, in a 7-1 win over Edmonton's provincial rival Feb. 20.
The 24-year-old Richmond Hill, Ont., native and two-time Art Ross Trophy winner tops the NHL with 37 points - seven more than the next-closest players (Leon Draisaitl and Mitchell Marner) - in 20 games this season (12-25-37). He also leads the League in assists (25), power-play assists (T-11) and power-play points (16).
Toronto Maple Leafs forward Auston Matthews was named First Star of the Week, while Boston Bruins forward David Pastrnak rounded out the trio of accolades.
Video: CGY@EDM: McDavid nets natural hatty and two assists