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 the disc on his stick and then slid a soft pass out front where Morgan Klimchuk tapped it in for a goal en route to a 6-0 victory and top spot in Group A.

Not that there was any doubt about McDavid's skills, but McAdam and every other hockey bloodhound in the stands was impressed, again.

“He has creativity and he is courageous. That is what separates him from the rest,’’ said McAdam, the former NHL player and coach who now scouts for the Buffalo Sabres.

“He has the skill level… he has a real good work ethic. He is on the puck and he works well off his wingers. I think if he was up for the draft this year there would be a lot of talk about him going No. 1. In his draft year [2015], it is pretty much decided.

"He is a threat every shift."