Connor McDavid RUMORS & NEWS

Connor McDavid

Position Center
Height 5'11"
Weight 170 lbs
Birthplace Newmarket, Ontario
Current Team Erie Otters
  • Connor McDavid's time Hockey's next great star readies for the NHL

    SB Nation "The puck comes in fast, bouncing high and crooked, twisting up into the air. Near center ice, Connor McDavid bats it down with a quick thwack. It lands softly at the toe of his skates. Two defensemen rush toward him, like the rink has suddenly tilted on its axis. McDavid takes off too. He's..." November 19

  • Top prospect Connor McDavid injures hand in fight

    CBC Sports "Erie Otters centre and presumptive NHL No. 1 overall draft pick Connor McDavid is out indefinitely after injuring his right hand during a fight Tuesday night. McDavid was fighting with the Mississauga Steelheads' Bryson Cianfrone at 13:50 of the second period of their OHL game in Erie, Pa.,..." November 12

  • Top prospect Connor McDavid notches 4 points in 3rd straight game

    Yahoo! Sports "As the Connor McDavid show continues, the Kitchener Rangers became his latest victim. The Newmarket, Ont., native netted two goals and two assists in his third straight game as the Otters pulled off a commanding 8-3 victory. After assisting an Alex DeBrincat (2G-1A, +4) marker, McDavid netted his..." October 12

  • McDavid on teams possibly tanking for him: ‘It’s pretty crazy’

    Pro Hockey Talk "When the NHL announced changes to the Draft Lottery process on Wednesday for the 2015 and 2016 Drafts, it was considered a way to potentially combat against teams tanking in the upcoming season. After all, with players of elite talent like Connor McDavid and Jack Eichel – possibly landing a..." August 22

  • Connor McDavid, Jack Eichel impress at World Junior camps

    CBSSports.com "If you didn't know, the 2015 NHL Entry Draft evaluation season officially opened last week when USA Hockey and Hockey Canada held their summer evaluation camps in preparation for the 2015 IIHF World Junior Championship. This year, both camps had added interest from scouts, general managers and..." August 10

  • This Is Why Connor McDavid Is Hockey's Next Big Thing

    Deadspin.com "There's a video going around this morning of an unbelievable OHL goal, the Erie center completely undressing an overmatched defender and a hapless goalie. The video is blurry, the audio distant and muffled, as if this were some black-market footage we aren't supposed to see. That's fitting,..." March 06

  • McDavid hype continuing to grow at Canada camp

    NHL.com "Connor McDavid has been the talk of Canada's junior national team this week. How much have people been talking about the precocious 16-year-old who is trying to bull his way onto a team, and into a tournament, traditionally dominated by 19-year-olds? On Friday, a reporter prefaced a question..." December 15

  • Drouin, McDavid highlight Canada WJC camp roster

    NHL.com "Many pundits considered the inclusion of forward Jonathan Drouin on the Canadian roster a bit of a surprise at the 2013 International Ice Hockey Federation World Junior Championship in Ufa, Russia last season. There was no question about Drouin's inclusion this season, and he might be..." December 02

  • OHL star Connor McDavid, 16, called the next big thing

    Toronto Star "The hockey gods have bestowed upon Newmarket’s Connor McDavid the sport’s daunting “Next Big Thing” label, whether the 16-year-old desires such heavenly recognition or not. While the sensational Ontario Hockey League 10th grader is not eligible for the NHL Entry Draft until 2015, the kid with the..." May 05

  • Connor McDavid leads Canada to under-18 win

    Toronto Sun "Connor McDavid, the youngest player on the Canadian under-18 hockey team’s roster, scored once and set up two other goals in a 4-1 win over Slovakia Thursday at the world championship tournament in Sochi, Russia. McDavid, the OHL’s rookie of the year with the Erie Otters this season, netted the..." May 05

  • Connor McDavid hat trick leads Canada over Sweden at U-18 hockey worlds

    CBC Sports "Connor McDavid scored three power-play goals and Canada clinched first place in its group with a 6-0 rout of Sweden on Tuesday at the world under-18 hockey championship in Sochi, Russia. McDavid opened the scoring 1:17 into the game, and sealed the victory with a pair of goals in the third..." May 05

  • Connor McDavid, Canada winning IIHF U18 gold in Sochi: good omen for 2014 WJC?

    Yahoo! Sports "Connor McDavid is really, really ridiculously creative with the puck and competitive to boot, but you know that already. The better question is whether Canada seizes on its triumph at the IIHF world under-18 championship which was cemented by Sunday's riveting 3-2 gold-medal game win that snapped..." May 05

  • OHF Announces Exceptional Player Status for Connor McDavid

    Ontario Hockey League "The Ontario Hockey Federation today announced the results of the review by Hockey Canada in consideration of the application by Connor McDavid, determining that the player is to be granted “exceptional player” status and therefore is eligible for the Ontario Hockey League Priority Selection on..." May 01

  • Connor McDavid burnishing 'Next One' status at U-18 tourney

    CBC Sports "From his perch in the stands at Shayba Arena, Al McAdam watched wide-eyed as Connor McDavid made another highlight reel play in Canada’s game against Sweden at the under-18 world championship. McDavid, who's only 16, banked the puck off the back of the Swedish net, did a spin-o-rama, picked up..." May 01

2014 NHL Draft Projections

# Team Player School/Team
1 Sabres Connor McDavid Erie Otters
2 Blue Jackets Jack Eichel Boston University
3 Hurricanes Noah Hanifin Boston College Eagles
4 Stars Oliver Kylington Färjestad BK
5 Panthers Lawson Crouse Kingston Frontenacs
6 Avalanche Pavel Zacha HC Bílí Tygři Liberec
7 Oilers Dylan Strome Erie Otters
8 Coyotes Mathew Barzal Seattle Thunderbirds
9 Lightning* Mitchell Marner London Knights
10 Devils Jeremy Roy Sherbrooke

Draft order yet to be confirmed. Pick order based on current standings.

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