McDavid reaches 60 goals with OT winner vs. Coyotes
Edmonton Oilers captain Connor McDavid scored twice against the Arizona Coyotes on Wednesday night to reach the 60-goal mark for the first time in his illustrious career.
The milestone tally came on a beautiful overtime winner, which he converted on his second breakaway of the shift.
"Not very happy I missed the first one," McDavid joked after the game. "Leo (Draisaitl) made two unbelievable plays there."
He added: "60 is a nice number. A lot of great players have scored 60 goals before, and it's cool to join that list."
McDavid is the 22nd player in league history to reach the benchmark and only the fourth to do so since 1995-96, joining Auston Matthews (2022), Steven Stamkos (2012), and Alex Ovechkin (2008). The two-time Hart Trophy winner reached the 60-goal plateau in only his 72nd game of the season, the fastest mark among the four active players in the club.
Before Wednesday, Wayne Gretzky (five times) and Jarri Kurri (twice) were the only Oilers to ever score 60 or more goals in a season.
McDavid's previous career high in goals was 44. The 26-year-old is on track to capture his first Maurice "Rocket" Richard Trophy as the league's top sniper as well as his fifth Art Ross through eight seasons.