Connor McDavid's latest efforts have him in rarefied air.
McDavid became the second player in Oilers history to notch 17 points through the first seven games of a season, joining Wayne Gretzky, who did it five times in the 1980s.
The Oilers captain also became the 15th different NHL player in the modern era, and the third in the last 26 years, to record 17 or more points through the first seven contests of a campaign, joining Gretzky and Mario Lemieux.
McDavid scored a tremendous goal Wednesday and has five markers to go along with 12 helpers to begin the season. He was held off the scoresheet Monday against the Chicago Blackhawks but has at least a point in every other contest, including multi-point efforts in five of seven.
The 22-year-old's five-point output Wednesday night vaulted him to the top of the leaderboard in the early Art Ross Trophy race.