Connor McDavid

Tyler Thomson

2015-11-04

 

Connor McDavid, C

Shoots: L

Height: 6-0

Weight: 185

Born: 1997-01-13

Hometown: Richmond Hill, ON, CAN

Drafted: 2015 by Edmonton Oilers, 1st overall

 

 

 

 

Observations:

November 2015 – In a tragic turn of events for the Oilers and their fans, McDavid has sustained a broken clavicle that requires surgery. The injury will put him out of action until possibly the trade deadline and hampers an already weakened forward corps. He had amassed five goals and 12 points through the first 13 games of the season. This now opens the door for Leon Draisaitl to be a permanent member of the roster this season. Tyler Thomson

October 2015 – To no one's surprise, McDavid leads the Oilers in goals (5) and points (10) through ten games. The recent line combination of McDavid, Yakupov and Pouliot has been electric and unquestionably the top line on the team. With his top-tier play and scoring prowess, it will be hard to consider McDavid a prospect for much longer. He could easily be drafted in the top-10 of fantasy leagues next season. Tyler Thomson

September 2015 – McDavid notched two assists in the Oilers first pre-season win over the Flames. He looked every bit as dominant as he has throughout training camp and was paired with Draisaitl and Yakupov, a potent trio. While Yakupov certainly has a spot and McDavid is sure to make the big club, it will be interesting to see if Draisaitl stays for the entire season and if this line could be a potential connection at some point this season. Tyler Thomson

September 2015 – After showing off his extreme puck handling skills and being showcased on numerous youtube videos from fans at the Oilers rookie camp, McDavid hype continues rampantly. Most pundits and hardcore Oiler followers are predicting McDavid will centre the second line. Tyler Thomson

June 2015 – Needless to say, McDavid should be scooped up in all leagues fairly early. If you`re in a dynasty or keeper league even more so. Don`t be surprised if he goes in the first round in some keeper leagues, possibbly even first overall. While it may not be worth it to jump on him THAT early, there are extremely high hopes going into his first season. Expect to be fed constant "McJesus" news as training camp nears. Tyler Thomson

 

June 2015 – The Edmonton Oilers select exceptional forward Connor McDavid 1st overall at the 2015 NHL Entry Draft. Brendan Ross

 

May 2015 – Capping off one of the best OHL seasons in modern day history, McDavid loaded up in hardware winning the OHL's Red Tilson Trophy as the league's most outstanding player, Wayne Gretzky's 99 Award as the OHL Playoffs MVP and OOHL Scholastic Player of the Year. He had an outstanding playoffs leading the Otters to the Championship before falling to the Oshawa Generals in five games but managed to lead the post-season in goals (28), assists (21) and points (49) falling just a few points short of setting the OHL record for most points. He has now played his final major junior season and will undoubtedly turn professional next season. While not "official" until Edmonton picks first overall, Connor McDavid will don the Oilers jersey and help them take the next step. Brendan Ross

 

February 2015 – There's been no change in Connor McDavid's play over the past month as the top draft eligible skater continues to "wow" fans and scouts with his tremendous play. As of February 25th (see video highlight below), McDavid