October 25, 2013

Arcobello Making History in NHL

EDMONTON, AB – Mark Arcobello '10, wearing his collegiate jersey No. 26 as a rookie with the Edmonton Oilers, is making history in the big league.

 

The former Yale forward began by making club history when he assisted on Taylor Hall's two goals, eight seconds apart. It was the fastest consecutive goals by an Oiler since Wayne Gretzky had a nine-second outburst during the team's dynasty years.

 

The ex-Bulldog star is coming off a 2012-13 season in which he was the American Hockey League's all-star game MVP and was among the league's top scorers. Arcobello got one game in an Edmonton uniform last winter, spending the majority of the year in Oklahoma City.

 

The consecutive goals record wasn't the only news for Arcobello during the new NHL campaign. After 10 games, the Milford, Conn., native had accumulated a league-high 10 assists, which also made him the league's rookie points leader by the middle of this past week.

 

Only two rookies – Sydney Crosby and Patrick Kane - have had 10 assists in their first 10 games in the last 20 years.

 

Here's what the leaderboard looked like after the Oct. 22 games.

 

Most Assists:

10 – Mark Arcobello.

10 – Sydney Crosby.

10 – Henrik Sedin.

10 – Joe Thornton.

 

Rookie Scoring Leaders:

10 – Mark Arcobello.

10 – Tomas Hertl.

 9 – Sean Monahan.

 7 – Alexsander Barkov.

 7 – Nathan MacKinnon

 

Read Q&A with Arcobello this past summer

 

filed by Steve Conn, Yale Sports Publicity Director, steven.conn@yale.edu

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