Edmonton Oilers' Connor McDavid named NHL North Division's top player for January

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NEW YORK — Edmonton Oilers centre Connor McDavid is the NHL North Division's star of the month for January.

McDavid had an NHL-high 22 points in January and tied for the league lead in goals for the month with eight.

McDavid finished the month on a seven-game point streak, including multiple points in each of the last five contests.

The 24-year-old McDavid reached the 20-point plateau within Edmonton's first 11 games for the second season in a row. Wayne Gretzky is the only other Oiler to achieve that feat on more than one occasion, doing it six times.

Dallas Stars centre Joe Pavelski, Los Angeles Kings centre Anze Kopitar and Philadelphia Flyers winger James van Riemsdyk were the league's other stars of the month.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published Feb. 2, 2021.

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