Oilers 2023 Season End Of Year Grades- Connor McDavid

As the year 2023 wraps up I am going to go through and grade a few of the Edmonton Oilers, in this article, Connor McDavid.
Nov 30, 2023; Winnipeg, Manitoba, CAN; Edmonton Oilers forward Connor McDavid (97)
Nov 30, 2023; Winnipeg, Manitoba, CAN; Edmonton Oilers forward Connor McDavid (97) / Terrence Lee-USA TODAY Sports

As the NHL season approaches its halfway point, it's time to take a look at the performance of arguably the best player in the NHL, Connor McDavid. The captain of the Edmonton Oilers has been nothing short of spectacular this season, putting up some impressive numbers and leading his team to a solid comeback this season.

Let's start with the basics. McDavid currently is 5th in the league in points with 44 in just 29 games, an impressive feat considering the awful start to the season and the fact that he missed a few games due to injury. He's 3rd in points/game, but I think if he can stay healthy he will end up on the top of the points list.

But beyond the numbers, McDavid's play on the ice has been nothing short of mesmerizing. His speed and agility are unmatched, and he's made some highlight-reel plays that have left fans and analysts alike in awe. Whether it's blowing past defenders with his lightning-fast skating or making pinpoint passes to set up his teammates, McDavid has been a force to be reckoned with.

Rate. A-. . . Connor McDavid

Overall, I would give McDavid an A- for his performance so far this season. He's been absolutely dominant offensively and has provided the leadership that his team needs to succeed. With McDavid leading the way, the Oilers are in a good position to make a deep playoff run this year. If he can continue his impressive play and shore up his defensive game, there's no telling how far he can take his team.

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Of course, there's always room for improvement, and McDavid is no exception. One area where he could improve is in his defensive play. While he's certainly not a liability in his own end, he could be more effective in shutting down opposing players and preventing scoring chances.