Wayne Gretzky often said that he was impressed by Connor McDavid’s talents. On Sunday, the leading scorer in the history of the National Hockey League (NHL) said he believes the Edmonton Oilers captain will be able to score 100 points this season.
Gretzky told Sports.com: “If he gets 100 points or more, it’s just to show people that he can do it. It won’t surprise me.”
Currently, McDavid is sitting at the top of the NHL score bar. In 45 games, he hit the target 25 times and provided 52 assists with 77 points. Therefore, he must register at least 23 points in the last 11 parts of training to reach 100 points.
According to the professional website spectorhockey.net, this will allow him to average 1.79 points per game, while only 9 other players have managed to keep this pace in the past 56 games.
Obviously, “La Merveille” is part of this selection group. Gretzky believes, however, what McDavid is doing now is more complicated than what he did when intimidating the NHL goalkeeper.
The famous No. 99 said: “What he did, one generation after another.” What he did today is much more difficult than what I did before. Although I am proud of my achievements, but proud of what we have done, today’s players have received different training and better equipment. “
“It’s more difficult to play. I was the first to recognize it,” Gretzky concluded.