Blackhawks winger Alex DeBrincat scored his 100th career point with an assist Tuesday night against the Oilers at Rogers Place in Edmonton.
DeBrincat had a secondary helper on Dylan Strome’s goal in the third period to reach the milestone. The 21-year-old DeBrincat reached the mark in his 136th career game, which is faster than both Bobby Hull (141) and the late Stan Mikita (159).
DeBrincat, 21, is the first player drafted outside of the first round from the 2016 NHL draft class to reach the century mark. Toronto’s Auston Matthews (first), Winnipeg’s Patrik Laine (second), Calgary’s Matthew Tkachuk (sixth) and Arizona’s Clayton Keller (seventh) were all selected in the first round and have hit the milestone.
The Blackhawks drafted DeBrincat 39th overall with one of the two second-round draft picks acquired in a trade with Montreal for Andrew Shaw on the first day of the draft in Buffalo, New York.
The undersized winger (5-foot-7, 163 pounds) already has 48 points this season in 54 games and is well on his way to surpass his 52-point total (28 goals, 24 assists) from his rookie season.