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The NHL’s future looks bright for years to come with a trio young stars making a significant impact this season. Edmonton Oilers centre McDavid, who recently celebrated his 20th birthday, is currently tied for the league lead in scoring with 87 points in just his second year.

NHL Points Parade: Conner McDavid, Patrik Laine and Auston Matthews star on the ice

Meanwhile, 18-year-old Patrik Laine of the Winnipeg Jets, and 19-year-old Auston Matthews of the Toronto Maple Leafs — both rookies — lead their respective teams in scoring.

We’ll be tracking the talented trio’s points totals here as the season winds down…

CONNOR MCDAVID

Thursday, McDavid had two assists versus the Colorado Avalanche to bring his point total this season to 87. The 40-25-9 Oilers currently sit in 3rd place in the Pacific Division, two points back of the 1st place San Jose Sharks.

2016-17 Season

0
Games Played
0
Goals
0
Assists

% Games ≥ One Point

.689

% Games ≥ Two Points

.351

PATRIK LAINE

Thursday, Laine scored scored a goal versus the Los Angeles Kings, to bring his point total this season to 61. Earlier in the season, the fleet-footed Finn became the youngest player ever to record his third hat trick.

The 33-34-7 Jets currently sit in 5th place in the Central Division, twelve points back of the second wild card berth.

2016-17 Season

0
Games Played
0
Goals
0
Assists

% Games ≥ One Point

.530

% Games ≥ Two Points

.288

AUSTON MATTHEWS

On Thursday, Matthews tallied two assists versus the New Jersey Devils, to bring his point total this season to 60. The 35-23-15 Maple Leafs currently sit in 3rd place in the Atlantic Division, six points behind the first place Montreal Canadiens.

2016-17 Season

0
Games Played
0
Goals
0
Assists

% Games ≥ One Point

.548

% Games ≥ Two Points

.205