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Connor McDavid

Born:January 13, 1997Draft:2015 Oilers, #1 Overall
Hometown:Richmond Hill, ONPosition:Centre
Known For:Blazing SpeedShoots:Left
National Team:CanadaCurrent Team:Edmonton Oilers

Connor Andrew McDavid (born January 13, 1997) is a Canadian professional ice hockey centre and captain of the Edmonton Oilers of the National Hockey League (NHL). He is considered to be one of the best players in the world by many colleagues and members of the news media.

Having been selected first overall by the Oilers in the 2015 NHL Entry Draft, McDavid has won the Art Ross Trophy three times as the leading scorer in the league, the Hart Memorial Trophy twice, given to the player judged most valuable to his team, in 2017 and 2021, and the Ted Lindsay Award three times as the best player voted by other NHL players.

McDavid grew up in the Toronto area and played hockey there, and was granted “Exceptional Player” status by Hockey Canada, which allowed him to play major junior one year early. He thus joined the Erie Otters of the Ontario Hockey League (OHL) and spent three years with the Otters before the Oilers selected him in the 2015 NHL Entry Draft. Internationally McDavid played for the Canadian national junior team at one World U18 Championship, two World Junior Championships, and for the senior team at one World Championship, winning one gold at every level.

Edmonton Oilers' Connor McDavid
Edmonton Oilers’ Connor McDavid (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson)

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Achievements

  • Captain of the Oilers (2016-present)
  • 3x Art Ross Trophy (2017, 2018, 2021)
  • 2x Lester B Pearson Award (2017, 2018)
  • 2x Hart Trophy (2017, 2021)
  • Ted Lindsay Award (2018, 2021)
  • 3x NHL First-Team All-Star (2017, 2018, 2019)
  • NHL All-Rookie Team (2016)
  • Played and wore the “C” in the All-Star Game four times (2017, 2018, 2019, 2020)
  • 4x NHL Rookie of the Month during the 2015-16 season (Mar, Oct, Feb)
  • Won a gold medal with Team Canada at the 2015 World Junior Championship (WJC) and 2016 World Championship
  • WJC All-Star Team (2015)
  • Wayne Gretzky 99 Award (2015)
  • OHL and CHL Scholastic Player of the Year (2015)
  • OHL Most Outstanding Player (2015)
  • CHL Player of the Year (2015)

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