Makar breaks Avalanche record for points by defenseman in a season

Posted: 19/04/2022 in NHL
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Cale Makar‘s brilliant campaign became a historic one Monday, as he notched his 83rd point to set a new record for points in a season by a blue-liner in Colorado Avalanche franchise history.

The 23-year-old surpassed Steve Duchesne, who collected 82 for the Quebec Nordiques in 1992-93.

Makar earned a secondary assist on Valeri Nichushkin‘s first-period goal against the Washington Capitals to break the record in his 72nd game of the campaign.

Duchesne required 82 contests to achieve his mark, posting 20 goals and 62 assists. Makar has racked up 26 markers and 57 helpers, with six regular-season games remaining after Monday’s tilt.

Makar is jockeying with Nashville Predators rearguard Roman Josi for the Norris Trophy in 2021-22. Makar finished second to Adam Fox of the New York Rangers for the award last season.

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