Saturday, April 2, 2016

Connor McDavid Captures NHL March Rookie of the Month Honors

Edmonton Oilers center Connor McDavid, who led all rookies with 11 assists and 16 points in 15 games, has been named the NHL's Rookie of the Month for March.

McDavid edged Buffalo Sabres teammates Sam Reinhart (4-8-12 in 15 GP) and Jack Eichel (6-4-10 in 14 GP), Arizona Coyotes left wing Anthony Duclair   (3-7-10 in 14 GP), and St. Louis Blues center Robby Fabbri (3-6-9 in 12 GP) for the honor.

McDavid, the No. 1 overall selection in the 2015 NHL Draft, picked up at least one point in 11 of his 15 March appearances, highlighted by a seven-game point streak March 14-26 (1-9-10). He also registered five multi-point performances, led by a pair of goals - including the overtime winner - in his first NHL meeting with Eichel, the No. 2 overall pick last year, March 1.

The 19-year-old Richmond Hill, Ont., native paces all rookies - and ranks third in the NHL - with an average of 1.07 points per game this season (15-30-45 in 42 GP). McDavid also won Rookie of the Month honors in October (5-7-12 in 12 GP) and February (5-12-17 in 14 GP).

(NHL Media)


Anonymous said...

I'm huge Oilers and McDavid fan, but I think that Chicago rookie wrapped up the Calder this week.

Anonymous said...

I'm not an Oilers fan, but one can't argue that McD has won the rookie of the month honour in all three months he has been healthy. He has the best avg ppg for rookies, so I don't know how you couldn't make him the Calder winner. He has definitely shown he is better than Eichel.

If Matthews goes to Edmonton, they could have three of the top 10 scorers in the league next year as he'll join Hall.