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McDavid becomes 4th player ever with 100-assist season

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Edmonton Oilers captain Connor McDavid became the fourth player in NHL history, and the first in 33 years, to notch 100 assists in a single season during Monday's 9-2 win against the San Jose Sharks.

He entered the contest with 99 helpers and hit the century mark with a feed to Zach Hyman.

McDavid joins Wayne Gretzky, Mario Lemieux, and Bobby Orr as the only NHLers to accomplish the feat.

"Those other guys are the best players to ever play in this game," McDavid said during the second intermission. "Just cool to be in the same breath as them."

Gretzky was the last to do it in 1990-91, his 11th consecutive campaign with at least 100 assists. Lemieux (1988-89) and Orr (1970-71) each hit the milestone once in their careers.

Tampa Bay Lightning star Nikita Kucherov could make the group a quintet Wednesday against the Toronto Maple Leafs, as one more helper will put him in the 100-assist club.

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