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Draisaitl First To Reach 100 Points This NHL Season

Leon Draisaitl became the first person to hit the 100-point mark this NHL season, adding even more to the argument he should be considered as a Hart Trophy candidate.

Coming into Saturday night’s Edmonton Oilers versus the Winnipeg Jets contest, Leon Draisaitl was literally shooting for 100 points with every shot he took. One point away from 100, it would have made him the first player this season to hit the 100-point mark.

Earlier today we wrote that if Draisaitl were able to hit the mark, he’d become the first German-born player to ever post consecutive 100-point seasons. He would also become only the 7th Oilers player to do so and 43rd player in the NHL history to accomplish the feat.

Draisaitl was able to do it on the power play and in the first period with a beauty pass from McDavid.

Draisaitl’s Season to Date

Draisaitl has made himself a strong candidate for the Hart Trophy this season. While he’s often overshadowed by the best player in the NHL in Connor McDavid, others have actually come out this season and argued Draisaitl might be the best. Arguing he plays in all situations, did a ton without McDavid in the lineup and has potentially the most dangerous backhand in the game today, he can beat opponents in so many ways.

For Draisaitl, he’s always said it’s not about individual accolades but seeing the Oilers make it into the playoffs. So far, this season has gone well in that regard as the Oilers are looking like a good bet to get in, especially with the Calgary Flames and Vancouver Canucks losing in regulation on Saturday.

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