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LATEST | Gretzky reveals who he sees catching up with McDavid

Published February 3, 2023 at 1:35 PM
BY FELIP GOSSELIN

Connor McDavid has been playing at another level these past few seasons and some even wonder whether he's human or not.

He currently sits atop the NHL's scoring with a wild 92 points in only 50 games and at that pace, he's set to hit 67 goals and 151 points. The Oilers captain could be the first player to reach 150 points since Mario Lemieux did it all the way back in 1995-1996.

Though the all-time NHL leader in points, Wayne Gretzky, who's reached that point-barrier on many occasions, stated that he thought one player had the potential to put up points like McDavid:

"I think he's the only one who can catch 97 [McDavid]."


-Wayne Gretzky on Jack Hughes


Jack Hughes has really stepped his game to the next level these pas two seasons. The 1st overall pick in 2019 has 33 goals and 64 points in only 49 games this season and if he keeps going, he could hit the 100-point barrier for the first time in his young career.

Connor McDavid managed 116 points in his 4th season, and Hughes won't be too far off from tying this. Could he develop into a player as dominant as the Oilers' 97?

The Hughes brother (Quinn, Jack and Luke) could potentially aim to beat the highest point total by brothers in the NHL currently held by the 6 Sutters who count 2934 points altogether, a few points ahead of Wayne Gretzky (2857) and his brother Brent (4).
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