Connor McDavid

Hockey Player

Connor McDavid was born in Richmond Hill, York Region, Ontario, Canada on January 13th, 1997 and is the Hockey Player. At the age of 27, Connor McDavid biography, profession, age, height, weight, eye color, hair color, build, measurements, education, career, dating/affair, family, news updates, and networth are available.

Other Names / Nick Names
Connor Andrew McDavid, Canadian Super Promise, Connie, Connor McHockey, M’David, McFluff, McJesus, McSaviour, The Chosen One, The Next Sidney Crosby
Date of Birth
January 13, 1997
Place of Birth
Richmond Hill, York Region, Ontario, Canada
27 years old
Zodiac Sign
$30 Million
Ice Hockey Player
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Connor McDavid Height, Weight, Eye Color and Hair Color

At 27 years old, Connor McDavid has this physical status:

Hair Color
Light Brown
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Connor McDavid Religion, Education, and Hobbies
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Boston University
Connor McDavid Spouse(s), Children, Affair, Parents, and Family
Lauren Kyle (2016-Present)
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Dating / Affair
Lauren Kyle (2016-Present)
Brian McDavid, Kelly McDavid
Cameron McDavid (Older Brother)
Other Family
Peter McNamara (Maternal Grandfather), Margo Hallworth (Maternal Grandmother)
Connor McDavid Life

Connor McDavid (born January 13, 1997) is a Canadian professional ice hockey centre and captain for the Edmonton Oilers of the National Hockey League (NHL).

He is considered to be one of the best players in the world by many colleagues and members of the news media.

Having been selected first overall by the Oilers in the 2015 NHL Entry Draft, McDavid has won the Art Ross Trophy twice as the leading scorer in the league, the Hart Memorial Trophy, given to the player judged most valuable to his team, in 2017, and the Ted Lindsay Award twice as the best player voted by other NHL players. McDavid grew up in the Toronto area and played hockey there, and was granted "Exceptional Player" status by Hockey Canada, which allowed him to play major junior one year early.

He thus joined the Erie Otters of the Ontario Hockey League (OHL) and spent three years with the Otters before the Oilers selected him in the 2015 NHL Entry Draft.

Internationally McDavid played for the Canadian national junior team at one World U18 Championship, two World Junior Championships, and for the senior team at one World Championship, winning one gold at every level.

Early life

McDavid was born on January 13, 1997, in Richmond Hill, Ontario. His mother Kelly played one year of recreational ice hockey as a child before turning her attention towards skiing, while his father Brian was a high school ice hockey player and dedicated Boston Bruins fan. McDavid began playing hockey around the age of three, practicing on rollerblades in the family basement. He began playing organized youth hockey the next year, as his parents lied about his age to allow him to play with the other five-year-olds. When he was six, the local youth hockey association in his hometown of Newmarket forbade McDavid to play against older children, and his parents, believing that he would be "bored out of his mind" in house league hockey, enrolled him in an Aurora, Ontario, hockey program. From there, he won four Ontario Minor Hockey Association championships with the York Simcoe Express, a team coached by his father. In 2009, McDavid participated in the Quebec International Pee-Wee Hockey Tournament with his York Simcoe team, which also featured future professional ice hockey player Sam Bennett.

In 2011, McDavid left the Express for the Toronto Marlboros of the Greater Toronto Hockey League (GTHL), the team that he and his father had defeated in the previous year's Ontario Hockey Federation championship. The decision came at a social cost, as he lost many of the friends that he had made with York Simcoe. He won the GTHL Player of the Year Award in 2012 after scoring 33 goals and recording 39 assists in 33 regular-season games. McDavid added another 19 points (11 goals and eight assists) in seven OHL Cup games, the most by any player since Sam Gagner recorded 17 points in five games during the 2005 tournament. Although he received the Tim Adams Memorial Trophy as the tournament MVP, McDavid's team was defeated 2–1 in the OHL Cup final by the Mississauga Rebels.

Personal life

McDavid and his girlfriend, interior designer Lauren Kyle, designed their Edmonton house. After displaying pictures of the house for EDify magazine in 2020 and recording a video tour in 2021 for Architectural Digest, the minimalist design and the poor view of the Edmonton River Valley outside became an Internet meme.

As a sports fan in Ontario, McDavid was a dedicated childhood fan of Mats Sundin and the Toronto Maple Leafs NHL team. He described his childhood bedroom as "pretty embarrassing" for its volume of Maple Leafs memorabilia. Outside of hockey, he supports the Toronto Blue Jays of Major League Baseball and threw out the ceremonial first pitch at a Blue Jays game in 2016.

On June 21, 2017, Electronic Arts revealed that McDavid would be the cover athlete for NHL 18, their annual instalment of the NHL video game series. Additionally, McDavid's unique skating style inspired the Real Player Motion technology used in NHL 19, in which player size and other attributes affect their skating speed and power. In 2022, McDavid was one of several Canadian athletes to appear on boxes of Cheerios cereal as part of their "Be the Cheer" promotion, in which customers could write personalized messages to athletes competing at the Olympic Games. That same year, McDavid became the first active professional athlete to serve as a brand ambassador for sports betting company BetMGM.


Connor McDavid Career

Playing career

Although McDavid considered playing NCAA Division I hockey, he ultimately decided to play junior ice hockey rather than waiting to begin a college career. McDavid applied for exceptional player status through Hockey Canada, and after undergoing an evaluation of his athleticism, academic, and maturity, he was allowed to join the junior hockey draft at the age of 15 rather than 16. He was only the third member of the Ontario Hockey League (OHL) to be given an exception after John Tavares in 2005 and Aaron Ekblad in 2011. The Erie Otters selected McDavid first overall in the 2012 OHL Priority Picking Competition, and he signed with the team in June. McDavid was one of the first overall pick in the OHL draft for the first time this year.

McDavid played for the Ottawa Otters from 2012-2013, where he scored his first OHL goal against the London Knights on September 21, defeating the London Knights 8–2. After playing at least one point in all ten games he played in, he was named OHL Rookie of the Month for October. He received the award again in November, scoring 17 points in 13 games for his rookie-leading 17 points. McDavid made history by becoming the youngest OHL player to play in the Subway Super Series last month. The physical toll of moving from minor to junior hockey, as well as frustration with the last-place Otters' performance, diminished McDavid's effectiveness on the ice, and his scoring began to decrease in January and February. Despite the Otters' loss 6–4 to the Owen Sound Attack, McDavid recorded his 37th assist of the season on March 10, 2013, leading a franchise record for rookie assists. It was also his 62nd appearance of the season, tying for the most rookie points in Otters history. He went on to score four more points in the regular season, defeating Connolly's record. McDavid scored 25 goals and 41 assists in 63 regular-season games, second in scoring to Nikolay Goldobin among all OHL rookies. McDavid received the 2013 Emms Family Award for OHL rookie of the year, in addition to being named to the OHL First All-Rookie Team. He was also a finalist for CHL Rookie of the Year, a title that ultimately went to Valentin Zykov of the Baie-Comeau Drakkar.

In comparison to their poor showing in the previous season, the Otters began their 2013–14 campaign with 25 points in their first 15 games, including a 10-game winning streak. McDavid personally had five goals and 28 points, three points behind OHL leader and teammate Connor Brown during this stretch. In October, he was named OHL Player of the Month and was chosen again by Subway Super Series, marking him as the youngest player in the tournament for the second year in a row. McDavid was named Both the OHL and CHL Player of the Week after suffering two consecutive four-point outings in an 11–2 win over the Plymouth Whalers and 6–1 victory over the Windsor Spitfires in March. For the first time since 2001, the Otters' 25th goal of the season helped them to reach 100 points as a team for the first time since 2001. He finished fourth in the OHL with 99 points (28 goals and 71 assists) in 56 games during the regular season. McDavid received the William Hanley Trophy for the most sportsmanlike player in the OHL, while his 20 penalty minutes were among the lowest among the top 12 scorers in the league, according to McDavid. McDowell High School earned the 2014 Bobby Smith Trophy for the OHL's Scholastic Player of the Year, with a 92 percent success, and was named the 2014 CHL Scholastic Player of the Year. He was also named in the OHL Second All-Star Team alongside Otters defenceman Adam Pelech and coach Kris Knoblauch. The Otters, on the other hand, finished second in the OHL on the regular season, while McDavid added four goals and 19 points in 14 postseason games before losing to the Guelph Storm in the Western Conference finals.

During training camp, the Otters named McDavid their captain for the 2014–15 season. McDavid played at least one point in all but one of the first 18 games of the season, and led the OHL with 51 points before breaking his hand in a match with Bryson Cianfrone of the Mississauga Steelheads on November 11. McDavid had already scored and assisted at the time of his injury, giving him a Gordie Howe hat trick, but he was forced to miss both the Subway Super Series and several regular season games. He missed six weeks of regular OHL season, first due to injury and then international competition, before returning to Sarnia on January 8 for a 4–3 loss. McDavid was crowned the captain of Team Cherry at the 2015 CHL/NHL Top Prospects Game, just short of his return; teammate Dylan Strome was chosen to captain Team Orr. McDavid scored his first OHL hat-trick against the Guelph Storm on February 25, marking his 100th point of the season, with a goal and assist against the Owen Sound Attack. He was the fourth OHL player to reach 100 points, but he did so in only 38 games due to his injury. He was named OHL Player of the Month for February. He posted 44 goals and 120 points in 47 games, with at least one point in all but two of those games, and he led the OHL with a +60 plus-minus rating.

McDavid earned a number of OHL and CHL awards during the 2014–15 season. In addition to winning the Bobby Smith Trophy and CHL Scholastic Player of the Year for the second year in a row, he was also named to the OHL First All-Star Team and the CHL Top Draft Prospect Award for the second year in a row. Despite losing in the J. Ross Robertson Cup finals by the Oshawa Generals, McDavid scored 21 goals and 49 points in 20 postseason games, including two goals and six points in five championship series games, and was named the OHL MVP for the most valuable player in the OHL playoffs. McDavid's three-year career earned five individual OHL awards, as well as his senior hockey career as the league's Most Valuable Player. McDavid had 285 points in his career with the Otters, 24 less than franchise manager Brad Boyes, and led the company with 188 assists.

In the 2015 NHL Entry Draft, the Edmonton Oilers of the National Hockey League (NHL), who were fresh off a 24-44-14 season, selected McDavid first overall. He agreed to a three-year, entry-level deal with the team on July 3, 2015, worth $11.3 million annually, with up to $3.775 million per year in compensation. In a 3–1 loss to the St. Louis Blues, he made his NHL debut on October 9, 2015, nearly scoring twice but was stopped by Brian Elliott both times. McDavid scored on Kari Lehtonen in the second period of a 4–2 loss to the Dallas Stars five days later in his third NHL game. McDavid sustained a fractured left clavicle after a collision in the boards with Brandon Manning and Michael Del Zotto of the Philadelphia Flyers on November 3. He had five goals and 12 points in 13 games at the time of the injury. He missed a total of 37 games due to the injury, but the Oilers had been bang from playoff contention as a result of Edmonton's 5–1 victory over the Columbus Blue Jackets on February 3. McDavid was involved in all five of the Oilers' games on February 11, as well as scoring twice, on every part of Jordan Eberle's hat trick. Despite playing in just 19 games of the 2015–16 season, McDavid's single-game success helped propel him to tenth overall in NHL rookie scoring. Despite being limited to 45 games due to injury, McDavid completed his rookie season with 16 goals and 32 assists, fourth in rookie scoring. He was the second runner-up in Calder Memorial Trophy voting, behind Shayne Gostisbehere and winner Artemi Panarin, and all three players were selected to the 2015-19 NHL All-Rookie Team.

The Oilers named McDavid their captain for the 2016–17 season on October 5, 2016. McDavid, 19, was the youngest captain in NHL history, defeating Gabriel Landeskog, who was 20 days older when he became the Colorado Avalanche's captain in 2012. McDavid's first NHL hat-trick was a 5–2 victory over the Dallas Stars on November 19 after a 10-game goal drought early in the season. He scored his first shootout goal against Ben Bishop over the Tampa Bay Lightning 3–2. McDavid was the first player to reach 50 points against the New Jersey Devils on January 13, with two assists against the New Jersey Devils. With an assist on Zack Kassian's goal against the Florida Panthers five days later, he scored his 100th NHL point. Following Wayne Gretzky (61 games) and Blair MacDonald (85) as the third fastest Oiler to reach 100 career points, he reached his record in only 92 games. McDavid's first NHL All-Star Game pick in 2017 came with a record-breaking 16 goals and 56 points halfway through the season, competing on the same line as Anaheim Ducks rival Ryan Kesler for the Pacific Division team. He also took the fastest Skater at the NHL All-Star Skills Competition in 13.02 seconds. McDavid had two assists in the season's final regular-season game with 100 points. In doing so, he became the youngest player to win the Art Ross Trophy for the NHL's youngest player since Sidney Crosby won the 2006–07 season. McDavid played in all 82 games of the season, scoring 30 goals and 70 assists, with at least one point in 59 games and a 14-game point streak to close out the regular season.

On March 29, 2017, the Oilers snapped a 10-year playoff drought as they defeated the Los Angeles Kings to clinch a spot in the 2017 Stanley Cup playoffs. In the Oilers' 2–0 shutout victory over the San Jose Sharks in the first round, McDavid scored his first NHL postseason goal short-handed. Edmonton defeated the Sharks in six games of the best-of-seven series and advanced to face the Ducks in the second round of playoffs. The Oilers lost 2–1 in the winner-takes-all match, with the Oilers losing 2–1. In 13 playoff games before being disqualified, McDavid scored five goals and nine points. McDavid was recognized at the 2017 NHL Awards for the most outstanding player in the NHL, the Ted Lindsay Award for the most outstanding player in the NHL, and a selection to the NHL First All-Star Team at center as the Stanley Cup playoffs came to an end.

McDavid signed an eight-year, $100 million deal with the Oilers on July 5, 2017, which came into operation at the start of the 2018–19 season. In the Calgary Flames' 3–0 shutout, McDavid scored every Edmonton goal in his second hat-trick game of the 2017-2018-18 season. McDavid won the fan vote to captain the Pacific Division at the 2018 NBA All-Star Game, his second straight pick. He had 14 goals and 45 points by the halfway point of the season. He successfully defended his Fastest Skater title at the Skills Competition, finishing the course in 13.454 seconds to barely defeat Brayden Point of the Tampa Bay Lightning. McDavid won his first NHL four-goal game with a 6–2 victory over the Lightning on February 5, snaping Edmonton's 0-for-17 power play streak in the process. McDavid's third hat-trick of the season came on February 18, when he snapped both the Oilers' six-game losing streak and the Colorado Avalanche's 10-game at-home winning streak. McDavid, who led the Oilers in the wild-card battle, finished the season in second place, finishing 17 points behind the Avalanche in the wild-card chase, finishing 17 points behind the Avalanche in the wild-card race, but the Oilers were still in playoff contention, leading the NHL with 84 even-strength points. Despite McDavid's poor showing left the team in last place for serious contention for the Hart Trophy, he became the first player to win the Art Ross Trophy in back-to-back years since Jaromr Jágr in 2000 and 2001. McDavid earned the Ted Lindsay Award and was named to the NHL First All-Star Team for his contribution.

McDavid set a new record for the Detroit Red Wings' first seven goals of the season in 1986–87. McDavid made history by scoring at least 17 points in the first ten games of an NHL season since Mark Messier in 1989-90. McDavid became the ninth player to reach 300 points before his 22nd birthday and tied Evgeni Malkin of the Penguins as the 21st century NHL player to reach the record in the fewest games on December 13. McDavid, the Pacific Division captain, won his third straight NBA All-Star Game, beating Jack Eichel and Mathew Barzal in 13.378 seconds. The NHL Department of Player Safety suspended McDavid for what was described as an unlawful check to the head of New York Islanders defenceman Nick Leddy on February 22, which was suspended for two games. He finished the year with a career-tying 41 goals, as well as a career-high 75 assists and 116 points, and ranked third in Hart Trophy voting, behind Sidney Crosby and Nikita Kucherov. McDavid also earned his third All-Star Team pick, finishing ahead of Crosby in centre voting.

McDavid crashed into the Calgary Flames' net at a speed of over 40 mph (25 mph) on April 6, 2019, the Oilers' last game of the season, slamming his left knee into the post. He was diagnosed with a complete tear of the posterior cruciate ligament and popliteus muscle, tears from both the medial and lateral meniscus, as well as a tibial plateau fracture. McDavid, who was already out of playoff contention, has chosen not to do surgery but rather participate in a comprehensive rehabilitation program that will guarantee him to return in time for the 2019-20 season. The Oilers also saw significant changes as a team, with general manager Peter Chiarelli fired midway through the season after years of skepticism over his inability to build a cohesive team around McDavid. Ken Holland was promoted as the team's new general manager after a brief period of time.

McDavid debuted as the NHL First Star of the Week with 12 points in the first five games of the year, with the Oilers going back from behind to win. McDavid's first goal of his hat-trick against the Anaheim Ducks on November 10, the only other live NHL player to reach that many games. It was also 64 days before his 23rd birthday, making McDavid the eighth player to reach 400 points before turning 23. McDavid earned his second hat-trick as part of a career-high six-point victory over the Colorado Avalanche five days later. McDavid's scoring pace began to slow after his two hat tricks: he scored 48 points in the first 25 games of the season but only 10 in the next nine, a stretch that also featured four pointless outings. McDavid played in his fourth All-Star Game appearance in 2020 as the Pacific Division's captain. Mathew Barzal, who ran the course in 13.175 seconds, was kept from winning his fourth straight Skater title by a mere 15 seconds, ahead of McDavid's 13.215-second lap.

The Pittsburgh Penguins made their first team to reach 30 goals and 80 points apiece in 55 games since Mario Lemieux and Jaromr Jágr Jágr with the Pittsburgh Penguins in 1996–97 season, with their outing against the Nashville Predators on February 9, where Draisaitl scored twice and McDavid had an assist. McDavid sustained his knee injury in a match with Dante Fabbro in the second half of the game, and although the knee itself suffered no serious injury, MRI scans revealed a quadriceps fracture. In the Oilers' 4–2 victory over the Los Angeles Kings, he missed six games before returning on February 23 for a three-point foul outing. McDavid had 34 goals and 97 points in 64 games by the time the NHL indefinitely suspended the season on March 12 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. McDavid, one of 31 skaters to be recalled by the Oilers in July for the 2020 Stanley Cup playoffs, was one of 31 skaters to be admitted to the quarantine bubble. In four postseason games before the Chicago Blackhawks eliminated the Oilers in the qualifying round, he scored an additional five goals and nine points. The Oilers defeated the Oilers 6–3 after the Oilers won by a hat-trick in Game 2 to help the Oilers win by 6–3.

McDavid scored the first hat-trick of any player this season in the Oilers' 5-2 victory over the Vancouver Canucks in the second game of the 2020–21 season. McDavid was the first Oilers to reach 20 points in 11 games in a row since being named NHL North Division Star of the Month for January with eight goals and 14 assists in the first 11 games of the season. On February 17, he made his 500th appearance in his career as an assist against the Winnipeg Jets. McDavid's 369th NHL game tied Sidney Crosby as the eighth fastest player to reach the milestone. In a 7–1 loss of the Calgary Flames, he had a natural hat-trick and a five-point game four days later. After scoring 23 points in 14 games, including an 11-game point streak between March 6 and 29, he received the North Division Star of the Month award for March. McDavid scored his 100th point of the year against the Canucks on May 9, 2021, in only the 53rd game of the pandemic-shortened season. During the 1995–96 season, he was the first player to reach the milestone in so few games since Mario Lemieux. He finished the regular season with 33 goals and 72 assists in 56 games, 21 more than runner-up and teammate Leon Draisaitl, who lost his third appearance in the art Ross Trophy. He was awarded his fourth NHL First All-Star Team, received his third Ted Lindsay Award, and joined Wayne Gretzky as the only players in the 97-year tradition of the award to win the Hart Memorial Trophy by unanimous selection.

In the first round of the 2021 Stanley Cup playoffs, the Oilers were swept by the Winnipeg Jets, with McDavid scoring just one goal and three assists in the four-game series. The officiating code during the playoffs became a public point of contention, with McDavid leading numerous fans and commentators in claiming that referees enabled the Jets' players to foul him with impunity. McDavid did not draw a single single kick against the Jets during the season, and only had one in the previous year's playoff series against the Blackhawks. Referees, according to McDavid, "call the rule book; that's what it's for."

McDavid began his 2021-22 season on a 17-game point streak, which came to an end on November 23, 2021, with a 4–1 loss to the Dallas Stars. It was the eighth longest point streak in NHL history and the third longest for the Oilers, behind Wayne Gretzky's 51- and 30-game streaks in 1983-84 and 1982-83, respectively. Although the Oilers opened the season with a 9-1 record, McDavid and Leon Draisaitl became the first two Edmonton players to reach 20 points in a single game since Gretzky and Jari Kurri in 1984-1985. Both the Oilers and McDavid were involved in a dramatic decrease in results that culminated in a 2–11–2 stretch of games in December and January after a good start to the season, culminating in a dramatic decline in performance. They had fallen out of a playoff position early in February. General manager Holland fired Dave Tippett and replaced him with Jay Woodcroft, who was previously the head coach of the Oilers AHL affiliate Bakersfield Condors, amid widespread media coverage of the Oilers' lack of depth scoring and questionable goaltending.

McDavid was also voted captain of the Pacific Division team in 2022, where he was shocked by Jordan Kyrou of the St. Louis Blues in the Fastest Skater competition. After a coaching change with a 26–9–3 record, the Oilers regained their form under Woodcroft, finishing the season in second place in the Pacific Division and qualifying for the playoffs. McDavid earned his fourth Art Ross Trophy with 44 goals and 123 points in 80 games. This point total was eight points higher than Calgary Flames runner-up Johnny Gaudreau and Jonathan Huberdeau of the Florida Panthers, who both finished with 115 points. McDavid was named a finalist for both the Hart Trophy and the Ted Lindsay Award.

The Oilers advanced to the Los Angeles Kings in the 2022 Stanley Cup playoffs, becoming the second team to advance to the second round for the second time in McDavid's career. The Kings presented a greater challenge than many had expected, and the series was tied 3–2. McDavid led the team to victory in Game 6 in Los Angeles, facing elimination in Game 6, posting a goal and two assists in a game-leading 24:02 minutes to force Game 7. McDavid had a primary role in Cody Ceci's game-winning goal two days earlier before burying a backhand shot in the final minutes to win by 2–0 Oilers and clinch the tie. McDavid's 4 goals and ten assists led the league in the first round of the playoffs, making him the second player in the league to play six multi-point games in a single playoff series. In the second round of the playoff "Battle of Alberta" in 31 years, the Oilers defeated the Calgary Flames. McDavid's first two games of the second round saw him score with two goals and four assists in the first two games of the second round. In overtime in Game 5, McDavid scored the series-clinching goal to advance the Oilers to the Western Conference Final for the first time since 2006. In four games, the Oilers were ultimately defeated by the Colorado Avalanche, bringing his postseason to an end. With ten goals and 23 assists, he led all players in scoring in the 2022 Playoffs. He was the first player since Peter Forsberg in 2002 to finish first in scoring without playing in the final round.

McDavid scored a hat-trick and boosted his career total career points to 700 in the Oilers' 2022-23 season opener against the Vancouver Canucks. He was the sixth fastest player to reach the record and the fastest player since the 1980s.

Career statistics

According to statistics from Elite Prospects.Bold, the leading league in the country.


Connor McDavid, the Edmonton Oilers captain, has been charged $1 million after finishing last place in the NHL All-Star Game skills competition, having helped with the league's rewrite the tournament this season, February 3, 2024
Connor McDavid was instrumental in the revival of the NHL All-Star skills competition. He dominated the latest iteration. While proving once more why he is the world's best hockey player, the reigning and three-time MVP took home the $1 million award. He did so as a local hero in the arena where he grew up watching sports to the delight of his hometown crowd. After deciding that the skills competition had become "a little gimmicky, a little out there," McDavid helped the league and union fix it in previous years. With his help, it went back to the basics, and the Edmonton Oilers captain stole the show.

Connor Bedard's goal for the Chicago Blackhawks is a controversial one, but the Edmonton Oilers take the floor for their 4-1 victory, December 13, 2023
As the Edmonton Oilers defeated the Chicago Blackhawks 4-1, it seemed age outlasted flash in a match between the NHL's best rookie and the league's best player. Connor Bedard, Chicago's rookie sensation, scored a spectacular goal to begin the game's scoring. However, Connor McDavid, the sport's reigning MVP, had two assists in the Oilers' victory.

The Chicago Blackhawks have drafted Connor Bedard in the NHL Draft first, June 29, 2023
Connor Bedard, the Chicago Blackhawks' first pick in the NHL Draft, was selected on Wednesday night as expected. The highly praised offensive forward has been compared to actors Connor McDavid and Sidney Crosby, as the second No. 2 on the list. This is the team's best pick in history. Bedard joined Patrick Kane, who came in first overall in 2007 and helped build the team's foundation from 2010 to 2015. The franchise is hoping that the 17-year-old can usher in a new one.