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Seeing this McDavid hype train after reaching those 900 points in little over 600 games (f*cking insane job) made me want to dig out a little bit deeper to the point statistics between the seasons throughout his career (except his rookie year). After all, this dude has missed the Art Ross trophy only twice since 2016-17 season (the year when he turned 20). That made me think about what would the situation be if McDavid wasn't around? So, here's Top3 of P/GP (20 games played limit) from the season 2016-17 to current season, with McDavid's result in place, but excluded in the order.

2016-17
x. McDavid, 82 games, 1.22 PPG
1. Sidney Crosby, 75, 1.19
2. Evgeni Malkin, 82, 1.16
3. Nikita Kucherov, 74, 1.15

2017-18
x. McDavid, 82 games, 1.32 PPG
1. Nathan MacKinnon, 74, 1.31
2. Evgeni Malkin, 78, 1.26
3. Nikita Kucherov, 80, 1.25

2018-19
1. Nikita Kucherov, 82 games, 1.56 PPG
x. McDavid, 78, 1.49
2. Patrick Kane, 81, 1.36
3. Leon Draisaitl, 82, 1.28

2019-20
1. Leon Draisaitl, 71 games, 1.55 PPG
x. McDavid, 64, 1.52
2. Artemi Panarin, 69, 1.38
3. David Pastrnak, 70, 1.36

2020-21
x. McDavid, 56 games, 1.88 PPG
1. Leon Draisaitl, 56, 1.50
2. Artemi Panarin, 42, 1.38
3. Nathan MacKinnon, 48, 1.35

2021-22
x. McDavid, 80 games, 1.54 PPG
1. Nikita Kucherov, 47, 1.47
2. Auston Matthews, 73, 1.45
3. Jonathan Huberdeau, 80, 1.44

2022-23
x. McDavid, 82 games, 1.87 PPG
1. Leon Draisaitl, 80, 1.60
2. Nathan MacKinnon, 71, 1.56
3. Matthew Tkachuk, 79, 1.38

Current season
1. Nikita Kucherov, 38 games, 1.66 PPG
2. Nathan MacKinnon, 38, 1.61
x. McDavid, 33, 1.61
3. Jack Hughes, 30, 1.47

Well, first thing is probably that Draisaitl wouldn't be as high up in the numbers either without McDavid lol, but I decided not to take him away from these lists simply to show appreciation to him too, since he's also a great player in his own right. Seeing the names that kept popping up here too more often than others, this is also an appreciation post towards to Nathan MacKinnon and Nikita Kucherov, cuz man those two are good, and would definitely deserve some more individual accolades and appreciation, but alas it's simply not possible now when there's this McDavid guy.