Connor McDavid voted best NHL forward by playing peers
Published Tuesday, March 31, 2020 10:03AM MDT Last Updated Tuesday, March 31, 2020 12:25PM MDT
EDMONTON -- Connor McDavid has been voted as the National Hockey League's best forward in a poll of his peers with an overwhelming 68 per cent of votes.
The Edmonton Oilers forward had 97 points, including 34 goals, in just 64 games during the 2019-2020 season.
Pittsburgh Penguins forward Sidney Crosby came in a distant second in the "best forward" poll with just under 15 per cent of responses. Players did, however, rank Crosby ahead of McDavid when asked to name one player they'd want on their team to win one game.
The results came from the National Hockey League Players' Association survey of nearly 600 NHL players.
The NHL season was paused on March 12 due to the COVID-19 pandemic and it's currently unclear if or when the league will return this season.
Oilers coach Dave Tippett is holding a virtual press conference at 1 p.m. on Tuesday.