Connor McDavid joins Gretzky, Lemieux and Orr

Connor McDavid continues to make his mark in the National Hockey League (NHL) record books.

Connor McDavid joins Gretzky, Lemieux and Orr

Connor McDavid continues to make his mark in the National Hockey League (NHL) record books. He became the fourth player in league history to amass 500 assists before turning 26 on Thursday.

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The Alberta team captain quickly put that plateau behind him against the New York Islanders. He was complicit in a goal from Leon Draisaitl in the first period in front of his fans, then he reached 500 assists on a net from Kailer Yamamoto before the end of the engagement.

McDavid also joined forwards Wayne Gretzky and Mario Lemieux as well as defenseman Bobby Orr. He needed 527 games to do so, also trailing Peter Stastny (507).

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