Connor McDavid RUMORS & NEWS

Connor McDavid

Position Center
Height 5'11"
Weight 170 lbs
Birthplace Newmarket, Ontario
Current Team Erie Otters
  • 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 "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 "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

  • Connor McDavid rises to occasion at world juniors

    Toronto Star "It has been quite something watching Connor McDavid evolve through the world junior hockey championship . It would be wonderful -- but not likely -- to see what he could do in a third, especially if he got a chance to do it against Jack Eichel. Both are headed toward the NHL next year, not..." January 07

  • ‘McEichel Derby’ heating up

    Buffalo News "There are the playoff races and there is the other race that makes for a bizarre side journey to this NHL season. It’s the “McEichel Derby,” the run for the top spots in the draft lottery and the best chances to take superstars-in-waiting Connor McDavid and Jack Eichel come June 26 in Sunrise,..." December 26

  • 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, but McDavid's will be put on hold because of fractured hand. McDavid plays center for the Erie Otters of the Ontario Hockey League, while Eichel is a freshman center with Boston..." December 19

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    Bob McKenzie @TSNBobMcKenzie

    Connor McDavid had his cast removed today. Broken hand healing well. He's cleared for skating, shooting and, for now, non-contact practice.

  • McDavid thinks dropping the gloves ‘was the right thing to do’

    Pro Hockey Talk "Even after breaking his hand and jeopardizing his chance to participate in the upcoming World Juniors tournament, top prospect Connor McDavid doesn’t regret dropping the gloves to fight Bryson Cianfrone in an OHL game earlier this month. “I think it was the right thing to do. I would rather..." November 26

  • 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 "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 "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 "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 "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 Coyotes Jack Eichel Boston University
3 Oilers Dylan Strome Erie Otters
4 Maple Leafs Noah Hanifin Boston College Eagles
5 Hurricanes Lawson Crouse Kingston Frontenacs
6 Blue Jackets Kyle Connor Michigan
7 Devils Ivan Provorov Brandon (WHL)
8 Flyers Mitchell Marner London Knights
9 Stars* Mikko Rantanen
10 Sharks Zachary Werenski Michigan

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


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