Outside of the age column, no statistic is a given to continue growing in the NHL. Goals, assists, points, games played, all statistics must be earned, that said a number of milestones are within reach for several Edmonton Oilers this season.
Time will tell if the Oilers will have the individual good fortune to achieve these marks, yet with any luck we might see a great deal of these reminders of how much we have all aged, symbolised by the milestone accomplishments.
- 13 games to 500
- 42 assists to 500
- 3 points to 700, 103 points to 800
Scoring at over 100 points per season, it is a yearly occurrence for McDavid to reach such milestones in a given season.
- 42 games to 600
- 46 goals to 300
- 38 assists to 400
- 84 points to 700
46 goals and 84 points are nothing to sneeze at, but Draisaitl is well equipped to achieve both marks.
- 81 games to 800
- 4 goals to 200
The more unlikely of the two is 81 games played, a near perfect attendance that would certainly be a welcome sight for Oilers fans.
- 14 goals to 300
- 41 assists to 300
The goals mark is probable, while 41 assists would be a career-high for Kane. Though unlikely, alongside McDavid and Draisaitl, and well positioned to be the team’s tertiary offensive producer, such lofty heights are plausible.
- 79 games to 500
- 61 points to 300
Both marks could easily take another season to achieve, Hyman collected a career-high in goals (27) and points (54) last season.
- 41 games to 300
- 4 goals to 50
- 2 points to 100
Quite likely to reach these milestones, the bigger question appears to be whether Puljujarvi will do so as a member of the Oilers.
- 14 games to 200
- 10 goals to 50
- 7 points to 100
The young forward will achieve some meaningful milestones, reflecting the solid start to his career.
- 18 games to 300
- 3 goals to 50
- 3 assists to 50
- 6 points to 100
Another trade candidate, perhaps, Foegele has kept his stats as consistent and even keeled as his game with near flat rates across goals, points, and games.
- 8 assists to 100
Even in what is likely a fourth line role, Janmark should be able to reach this mark.
- 19 games to 100
While his overall impact on the game appears to have turned a corner, McLeod has done well to approach this mark.
- 23 games to 500
- 8 points to 200
Nurse has built a solid career for himself, and could look to double these marks by the time it is all said and done.
- 73 games to 700
- 29 points to 200
This would constitute a strong season for Ceci, who will likely reprise his key role as Nurse’s partner.
- 17 games to 700
- 5 goals to 100
100 goals is meaningful for a defenceman, as is 700 games for any player.
- 66 games to 400
Despite seeming to come out of nowhere to shoot up the Oilers defence, Kulak has already built himself a significant resume with stops in Calgary and Montreal.
- 16 assists to 50
- 1 point to 50
It looks to be a big season for Evan Bouchard, who might even push to be the Oilers top defenceman by season’s end.
- 29 wins to 100
- 1 shutout to 10
These aren’t quite enormous numbers for the recently signed UFA, who had a long road to the NHL. During his current five-year deal, we might see Campbell greatly increase these numbers as an Oiler, perhaps close to 300 wins and a lofty threshold of 30 shutouts, if all goes well.
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