Connor McDavid RUMORS & NEWS

Connor McDavid

Position Center
Height 5'11"
Weight 170 lbs
Birthplace Newmarket, Ontario
Current Team Erie Otters
  • Connor McDavid: Sitting out Maple Leafs game ‘sucks’

    Sportsnet "It would have been one of the hottest tickets in the NHL all season. Instead, it amounted to an injury update prior to a face-off between two of the league’s worst teams. A broken clavicle — healing faster than expected — has delayed Connor McDavid‘s professional debut on Air Canada Centre..." November 30

  • Connor McDavid dodges question on Flyers injuring him on purpose

    Yahoo! Sports "Please recall Connor McDavid breaking his left clavicle in a game against the Philadelphia Flyers earlier this month, as the Edmonton Oilers sensation crashed into the end boards followed by two Flyers after taking a shot on goal. The hockey world reacted mournfully, as McDavid’s brilliant..." November 16

  • Oilers' McDavid staying positive, playing waiting game "Edmonton Oilers center Connor McDavid said he is trying to stay positive as he recovers from a fractured clavicle sustained when he crashed into the end boards Nov. 3 against the Philadelphia Flyers. McDavid spoke to the media Monday for the first time since the injury occurred. The No. 1..." November 16

  • Connor McDavid's rookie card is already selling for $250 on market

    Edmonton Journal "Connor McDavid’s much-anticipated rookie card, from the Upper Deck Series 1 Young Guns, hits collectibles shops Thursday morning in Edmonton, and there’s only one way to guarantee you’ll get your mitts on one. “If you bought a case of 12 boxes, you would get one for sure,” said Wayne Wagner,..." November 06

  • Dreger: McDavid’s best-case scenario is 7-8 weeks

    Pro Hockey Talk "Darren Dreger spoke with NBCSN’s Liam McHugh on Wednesday, giving more details on Connor McDavid‘s injury situation. The most direct news for Edmonton Oilers fans: the best-case scenario for McDavid’s return would be a window of seven-to-eight weeks. Hopefully you note that it’s a best-case..." November 05

  • Connor McDavid out of Oilers lineup for months with broken left collarbone

    CBC Sports "Edmonton Oilers rookie centre Connor McDavid suffered a broken left collarbone in Tuesday night's 4-2 win over Philadelphia and will be out for a period of months, general manager Peter Chiarelli said Wednesday. He is expected to have surgery later in the day. McDavid went down with 1:44..." November 04

  • Oilers' McDavid more confident after solid first month "After a slow start, Edmonton Oilers center Connor McDavid had a productive first month in the NHL, and on Monday he was named NHL Rookie of the Month for October. Entering play Monday he leads all first-year players with 12 points, and his five goals are tied for the lead. McDavid led a deep..." November 03

  • McLellan: McDavid probably feels large part of 0-4 record ‘falls on his shoulders’

    Edmonton Sun "As Opening Nights go, this one went. In some ways it was indelible. In other ways it didn’t even qualify as memorable. When the crowd arrived for the final home opener in Rexall Place, there were bright orange Oilers scarves on the backs of each seat in the building for the fans. And the..." October 16

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    What The Puck?!Facts @WTPHockeyFacts

    Just like Sidney Crosby and Wayne Gretzky, Connor McDavid scored his first NHL goal in his 3rd NHL game.

  • After 10 years of Crosby vs. Ovechkin, you ready for McDavid vs. Eichel?

    Yahoo! Sports "So who ya got? In this corner is Connor McDavid of the Edmonton Oilers, Canadian hockey wunderkind and anointed top prospect in the 2015 NHL Draft, considered arguably the best young player to enter the League in a decade and maybe beyond. He’s polished and practiced, his image cultivated and..." October 08

  • McDavid making long-awaited NHL debut amid nerves, hype and curiosity

    Brandon Sun "Connor McDavid has dreamed of playing in the NHL since he was a kid, but there was no tossing and turning on the eve of his big-league debut. McDavid got a good night's sleep, and it wasn't until he woke up in a St. Louis hotel Thursday morning that he let his mind wander. That's when the nerves..." October 08

  • Who could upset McDavid for the Calder?

    Sportsnet "No one. That is the quick, safe, easy and (probably) smart answer to this article’s titular question. But surprises happen and injuries bite. Players overachieve, players underperform. That’s why we watch sports — and why everyone and their agent picked Jonathan Drouin to walk away with..." September 30

  • McDavid likely to play for Oilers rookies in exhibition "Forward Connor McDavid is expected to be in the lineup when the Edmonton Oilers rookies play the University of Alberta in an exhibition on Wednesday. The game will be played at Rexall Place (9 p.m. ET), home of the Oilers. The previous 24 games in the series were played at Clare Drake Arena,..." September 16

  • McDavid signs with Adidas as 'brand ambassador

    The Score "The NHL's reported jersey supplier of the future has landed the game's best prospect. Connor McDavid has signed with Adidas Canada as the company's new "brand ambassador," according to a release from the company. "I'm really excited to be partnering with an iconic brand such as Adidas,"..." September 09

  • Report: McDavid to live with Hall this season

    Pro Hockey Talk "Not only could Taylor Hall and Connor McDavid be linemates this season, they’ll also be roommates. According to Steve Simmons of the Toronto Sun, McDavid will live with Hall during his first NHL season. Injuries limited Hall to just 53 games last season. The 23-year-old scored 14 goals and..." September 07

  • Connor McDavid on personal expectations as NHL rookie: 'No real numbers I have in mind'

    The Score "Weeks away from taking the NHL by storm, Connor McDavid isn't prepared to quantify his impending impact on the Edmonton Oilers. The phenom blew away the field as a member of the OHL's Erie Otters, averaging 1.72 points per game in 166 junior contests. Expectations are understandably high, but..." September 01

  • Oilers' McDavid talks expectations with "What have you learned about the Oilers organization since you were drafted? McDavid: There's not much that everyone doesn't know about the Oilers. I think with their history and everything that has happened to them over the last couple of years has been pretty well documented. There are no real..." September 01

  • Gretzky: McDavid can handle transition to NHL "Wayne Gretzky doesn't expect Connor McDavid to struggle in the NHL despite extremely high expectations, having turned pro at 18 after spending three seasons in the Ontario Hockey League. "Going right from junior to the NHL? That's a big step for Connor," Gretzky told the Edmonton Journal..." July 19

  • McDavid scores five goals in Oilers scrimmage "Connor McDavid put on a show for roughly 7,300 fans Monday at Rexall Place during a 4-on-4 intrasquad scrimmage for Edmonton Oilers prospects. The No. 1 pick at the 2015 NHL Draft had three goals in two 20-minute halves of 4-on-4 play, then scored two more in seven minutes at 3-on-3, leading..." July 07

  • Connor McDavid signs on the dotted line with the Oilers

    Edmonton Journal "The Edmonton Oilers wasted no time inking a deal with hockey phenom Connor McDavid. The team announced Friday morning it has agreed to terms with the 18-year-old centre, who the Oilers selected first overall a week ago in the 2015 National Hockey League entry draft in Florida. The Oilers..." July 03

  • Connor McDavid declares first day of Oilers orientation camp 'fun'

    Edmonton Sun "One small stride for Connor McDavid, one giant leap for the Edmonton Oilers. The future of the franchise took his first official skate as an Oiler in an empty arena Wednesday, a quiet prelude to the roar he’s expected to make in this building and the next. “Today was a lot of fun,” said..." July 02

  • 'Even better than I was expecting': Connor McDavid is an Edmonton Oiler

    Edmonton Journal "Connor McDavid is yours Edmonton. There was no suspense, no uncertainty, when the Edmonton Oilers officially conscripted McDavid, the prized prodigy of the Class of 2015. Still, it was his moment, and a moment that signals a fresh start for a franchise in need of change. “To be honest..." June 27

  • Oilers take McDavid with first-overall pick

    TSN "As expected, Connor McDavid is an Edmonton Oiler. The team selected the Erie Otters centre with the first pick in the 2015 NHL Entry Draft. McDavid joins Taylor Hall (2010), Ryan Nugent-Hopkins (2011) and Nail Yakupov (2012) as the Oilers’ fourth first-overall selection in the last six..." June 27

  • Sabres choose not to interview Connor McDavid "The Buffalo Sabres determined it was not necessary to interview Erie Otters center Connor McDavid this week during the 2015 NHL Scouting Combine. McDavid, No. 1 on NHL Central Scouting's final ranking of the top North American skaters for the 2015 NHL Draft, is expected to go No. 1 to the..." June 07

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    John Vogl @BuffNewsVogl

    By unofficial count, Jack Eichel does nine pull-ups. McDavid given credit for six.

  • ' I wasn't saying I would be beter than Connor McDavid,' says Eichel

    Pro Hockey Talk "As reports from the NHL Scouting Combine swirl that Jack Eichel told teams in the interview process he’ll be better than Connor McDavid, the highly touted Boston University star has clarified a few things on that point. McDavid is expected to go No. 1 overall in the NHL Draft later this month...." June 06

  • In combine interviews Eichel is saying he'll be better than McDavid

    Boston Globe "The Buffalo Sabres are very good at losing. They were the worst team in the NHL this season. They recorded the fewest points in 2013-14, too. Their chase after coach Mike Babcock failed. They had the best odds of winning this year’s draft lottery, and that did not fall in their favor. But..." June 06

  • Connor McDavid: 'Anywhere you go in the NHL is great'

    Yahoo! Sports "Connor McDavid is on my computer screen talking to me. He’s wearing a CCM hat with a CCM logo draped behind him. It’s because he announced his partnership with the hockey company and we were asked if we wanted to Skype chat with the presumptive No. 1 overall pick in the 2015 draft and latest..." June 05

  • Connor McDavid poised to become NHL’s first million-dollar endorsement baby

    The Hockey News "Perhaps Buffalo is not the ideal venue to celebrate a deal that will effectively make Connor McDavid a millionaire before he even sets foot on an NHL ice surface – might be rubbing it in just a little – but equipment giant CCM has a lot to celebrate next week. So does McDavid. Next week at the..." May 30

  • Gretzky: Connor McDavid could be the next Gretzky

    Puck Drunk Love "Connor McDavid is expected to be the next great young skater in the NHL. The bar has been set extremely high as McDavid has received some high praise and big comparisons. Inevitably, any young star with huge upside is compared to Wayne Gretzky. So, what does Gretzky think of McDavid? He thinks..." May 23

  • Connor McDavid named OHL's most outstanding player

    The Score "Connor McDavid continues to pad his resume. The consensus No. 1 pick in the upcoming NHL Entry Draft was named the winner of the Red Tilson Trophy as the OHL's Most Outstanding Player on Tuesday. "Obviously it’s amazing, it’s such a special honour," the Erie Otters forward said. "It’s an..." May 12

  • ‘The fans in Edmonton are in for a treat’ — Erie Otters coach Kris Knoblauch on Connor McDavid

    Edmonton Journal "You know Connor McDavid is special because when he isn’t on the ice, you’re thinking, “Why not? Has the coach lost his mind? Can’t he play the full 60 minutes?” McDavid is not perfect by any means. He gives the puck away at times because he always seems to have it. He passes when he should..." April 28

  • McDavid’s dad: Connor happy to join Oilers

    Sportsnet "Don’t expect Connor McDavid to pull an Eric Lindros heading into the 2015 NHL Draft. In a candid hour-long interview with Terry Jones of the Edmonton Sun, McDavid’s father, Brian, poured cold water on speculation that the Erie Otters star wouldn’t report if he was drafted with the first overall..." April 23

  • Oilers' Ference talks McDavid, locker room leadership "Andrew Ference grew up just outside of Edmonton. His formative hockey years were spent watching the Edmonton Oilers cement their dynasty in the late 1980s. So when Ference had an opportunity to sign with his hometown team and play in the arena where he grew up watching from the stands, he jumped..." April 23

  • Wayne Gretzky on Connor McDavid: “He’s the best player to come into the league in the last 30 years”

    Edmonton Journal "Is Connor McDavid the Second Coming of Wayne Gretzky? Edmonton Oilers fans are wondering that after the National Hockey League club won the draft lottery on Saturday, which gives them the right to select McDavid — the wondrous 18-year-old centre who racked up 44 goals and 120 points in a mere..." April 21

  • Edmonton Oilers win top pick in NHL Draft Lottery "The Edmonton Oilers will pick first in the 2015 NHL Draft after winning the NHL Draft Lottery on Saturday. The Oilers had an 11.5 percent chance, third-best, to win the first pick in the draft, which will be held June 26-27 at BB&T Center in Sunrise, Fla. The Buffalo Sabres, who had the..." April 19

  • Report: OHL's Otters declare bankruptcy

    TSN "Just as Connor McDavid and Dylan Strome are about to cash in on an NHL career, it appears their junior team has declared bankruptcy. According to, Erie Hockey Club Ltd. filed a voluntary Chapter 11 petition in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Erie. "This will have absolutely no effect..." April 08

  • Oilers could have two shots at McDavid

    TSN "The Edmonton Oilers could potentially end up with the first overall pick and a Top 3 to Top 5 selection in this June's draft if the Pittsburgh Penguins miss out on a Stanley Cup playoff berth this week. As confirmed by TSN's Ryan Rishaug on Monday, the 2015 first-round pick the Penguins sent..." April 07

  • McDavid rooting for Leafs regardless of draft lottery

    Toronto Sun "With the concept of tanking swirling throughout the hockey world, Connor McDavid sat in front of the tube to watch some of the Sabres-Maple Leafs game on Wednesday night. Here's the ironic part. It's no secret that a significant chunk of Leafs Nation, much like the loyal Sabres fan base in..." April 05

  • The Next One? How Connor McDavid Stacks Up With Former First Overall Selections

    Complex "As the NHL season winds down and teams on the playoff bubble battle to keep their seasons alive, other clubs are in a race to the basement, where the opportunity to draft Connor McDavid first overall awaits “the winner,” if you can call it that. The 18-year-old Canadian has been tabbed for..." March 31

  • Sabres GM Tim Murray: 'I think too much about McDavid

    Pro Hockey Talk "The Buffalo Sabres are firmly entrenched in 30th place in the NHL, which means that barring a last minute surge by the club, they will finish the season with a 20% chance of winning the NHL draft lottery. Sabres GM Tim Murray will have to wait until April 18th to find out if he’ll get the first..." March 30

  • NHL's 'McDavid-Eichel' draft lottery to be held April 18

    Sportsnet "Soon, one of the biggest questions in hockey will have an answer. That day will come on April 18 when the NHL draft lottery is held to determine which team will have the right to draft sensational teenager Connor McDavid of the OHL Erie Otters at the NHL draft in June, sources tell..." March 26

  • McDavid consensus top pick in mock drafts "When the 2014-15 season began, Connor McDavid of the Ontario Hockey League's Erie Otters was considered the best prospect for the 2015 NHL Draft. Months later very little has changed. In the latest mock drafts by staff writers Adam Kimelman and Mike G. Morreale, McDavid remains the..." March 25

  • Connor McDavid's amazing point streak ends

    The Score "On a night where the Toronto Maple Leafs and Buffalo Sabres - two serious contenders for the top selection in the 2015 NHL Entry Draft - squared off at the Air Canada Centre, potential No.1 selection Connor McDavid's name was in the news. Unfortunately for McDavid, the news was that his 27-game..." March 12

  • McDavid, Eichel are only adding to hype

    Pro Hockey Talk "Those that went into this season excited about the projected top two picks in the 2015 NHL Entry Draft, Connor McDavid and Jack Eichel, haven’t been given much reason to lower their expectations. Despite fracturing a bone in his hand during a fight and missing part of the season to compete in..." March 10

  • McDavid the main event for sellout OHL crowds

    Sportsnet "And on the 26th night, he got shutout, more or less. They packed the Barrie Molson Centre for the opportunity to see the latest Canadian Hockey Jesus. The came to see Connor McDavid’s travelling hockey wonderment revival show. He didn’t exactly disappoint. Even if he only extended his OHL..." March 09

  • Odds are getting better for Leafs to land McDavid

    Toronto Sun "News and views after the Toronto chapter of Tank Nation gleefully took to the frigid Hogtown streets after another Leafs loss, this one a 3-2 setback to the Florida Panthers at the Air Canada Centre. TANKS FOR THE MEMORIES If the season ended Wednesday morning, the Leafs would find..." February 18

  • McDavid says being a Leaf would be a 'dream come true'

    Toronto Sun "Just over a three-hour drive from the Air Canada Centre, where the Maple Leafs and the Edmonton Oilers were vying to see which team would increase its odds of landing Connor McDavid by stumbling and bumbling its way to a loss Saturday night, the kid in question is discussing what it might be like..." February 10

  • McDavid tops NHL’s midseason draft rankings

    Pro Hockey Talk "The NHL’s Central Scouting Bureau has released its midseason rankings for the 2015 NHL Entry Draft and, to nobody’s surprise, a pair of familiar names top the list. Connor McDavid, the OHL Erie wunderkind, took the No. 1 spot while Boston University star freshman Jack Eichel came in at number..." January 20

  • The Connor McDavid-Jack Eichel sweepstakes

    USA Today "Connor McDavid and Jack Eichel, the top prospects in the 2015 draft, are off to great starts in their draft year. McDavid plays center for the Erie Otters of the Ontario Hockey League, while Eichel is a freshman center with Boston University. McDavid had 11 points in seven games for gold..." January 12

2014 NHL Draft Projections

# Team Player School/Team
1 Maple Leafs Jesse Puljujarvi Karpat
2 Hurricanes Auston Matthews ZSC Lions
3 Blue Jackets Patrik Laine Tappara
4 Flames Matthew Tkachuk London Knights
5 Jets Jakob Chychrun Sarnia Sting
6 Oilers Alexander Nylander Mississauga Steelheads
7 Coyotes Olli Juolevi London Knights
8 Canucks Michael McLeod Mississauga Steelheads
9 Sabres Mikhail Sergachyov Windsor Spitfires
10 Canadiens Max Jones London Knights

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


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