Edmonton Oilers center Connor McDavid will now forever share a milestone with Sidney Crosby, and that's some pretty doggone good company.
McDavid scored his 500th point off an assist in the Oilers' 3-2 win over the Winnipeg Jets on Wednesday, accomplishing the feat in 369 games. That's exactly the number of games it took Crosby, the Pittsburgh Penguins legend.
"It's pretty funny to think about," McDavid said. "Anytime you can be in the same breath as a guy like that, it's pretty special. So, yeah, I mean it's funny how it works out sometimes."
His 500th point was an assist on a first-period goal by Jesse Puljujarvi, but McDavid actually finished the game with 501 points. He assisted on Leon Draisaitl's power play goal in the second period.
"It's incredible," Draisaitl said. "He's done it all his career. He's going to continue doing it. I think we talk enough about his on-ice performances and the way he plays, but I think what we're all most impressed by is the way he handles himself off the ice. He's such a humble kid, just someone you can learn a lot from. We're very fortunate, very lucky to have a guy like that as our leader."
McDavid became the 18th player to score 500 points in fewer than 400 games. Wayne Gretzky is fastest, reaching 500 points in 234 games. Mario Lemieux is second at 287 games.