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Team: Edmonton Oilers
Age / DOB:  (18) / 1/13/1997
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 190

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Wayne Gretzky has faith in Connor McDavid going into his rookie season.
"He'll be up against men now," Gretzky said. "Everybody he'll be going up against will be a good player. Travel is different. Lifestyle is different. But I anticipate and expect him to make a real smooth transition. I expect him to get off to a really nice start and have a great career." The hype surrounding McDavid couldn't be much higher, but soon we'll have some regular season performances to weigh against it. Of course regardless of whether McDavid has a good or bad start, the small sample size will make it difficult to initially read much into his numbers, but at least we'll be moving towards something more concrete. Oct 5 - 7:33 AM

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Connor McDavid had two assists in Edmonton’s 3-0 preseason win against Minnesota on Saturday.

Oscar Klefbom, Rob Klinkhammer and Anton Slepyshev got the goals. McDavid has four assists during the preseason. He did not play in the two preseason games before this one, but it’s likely he’ll suit up the rest of the way.
Sep 26 - 8:59 PM

Connor McDavid will play on Saturday as the Oilers are in Saskatoon for a preseason game.

Everything the kid does is news and the Saskatoon fans will be out in force to see the wunderkid. McDavid should be chosen in the fourth or fifth round in re-draft leagues and right at the top of dynasty pools this season.
Sep 26 - 6:28 AM

Connor McDavid had to get through some early jitters in his preseason debut on Monday.

"There was obviously nerves and a lot of excitement going into the game and it takes a little bit to settle down," McDavid said. "I thought I was a little nervous in the first period and wasn’t patient with the puck and wasn’t playing my game. I guess that’s to be expected, there was so much hype about playing your first NHL game, although it’s not really, it’s still kind of your first taste." McDavid still ended up recording two assists to help Edmonton earn a 4-2 victory over Calgary. Expectations are sky high for him going into his rookie campaign and this contest did nothing to lower them.
Sep 22 - 5:28 AM

Rookie phenom Connor McDavid, making his first start with the Oilers, registers his first multi-point night in the NHL.

McDavid contributed two helpers in the Oilers split squad pre-season 4-2 win against the Flames, assisting first on Leon Draisaitl's PPG late in the third period, which tied the game 2-2, and then he assisted on Nail Yakupov's empty netter to seal the victory for the home team at 4-2. Andrew Miller and Anton Lander had the other goals for the Oilers. The Flames got goals from Oliver Kylington and Markus Granlund. Oilers goaltenders Cam Talbot stopped 13 of 14 shots, while Laurent Brossoit stopped 8 of 9 shots through two periods. In goal for the Flames, Kari Ramo blocked 21 of 22 shots, and Mason MacDonald kicked aside 5 of 7 shots.
Sep 22 - 3:46 AM

Connor McDavid will make his preseason debut on Monday night.

He will play between Taylor Hall and Teddy Purcell in Edmonton's home game against Calgary. "I'm excited. Obviously, anytime you get a chance to do something like this, it's pretty special," McDavid said. "It's going to be fun, and hopefully the building is excited." The Oilers have another contingent of players in Calgary in preseason action on Monday that will include Benoit Pouliot, Ryan Nugent-Hopkins and Jordan Eberle
Sep 21 - 6:34 PM

There was a lot of demand to see Connor McDavid's serve in his first day of training camp.

About 7,000 fans entered a lottery to win 300 wrist bands, which allowed them to attend the start of the Oilers' camp. That kind of demand for a practice just goes to further highlight the level of hype surrounding McDavid. Of course, it's not hard to see why given his potential to be the best player of this generation.
Sep 19 - 9:56 AM

Connor McDavid enjoyed his first day of on-ice activities with the Edmonton Oilers.

"It was fun, it's always fun to get out there and skate with new guys and get a feel for everything that’s going on," McDavid said. "The whole coaching staff is doing a great job of teaching us and going slow and being patient with us. You saw a number of times [McLellan] stopped [a drill] and walked us through it. That's going to happen and it's the only way we're going to learn. It was a great day and I’m trying to learn a lot really quick here, but that's the way it goes." The 18-year-old should be the undisputed number one pick in all rookie-related fantasy drafts.
Sep 18 - 7:36 PM

Connor McDavid recorded three assists as the Edmonton Oilers' prospects earned a 6-3 victory over the University of Alberta.

It was McDavid's first home game with the Oilers. Given that it was an exhibition game, we obviously won't read too much into it, but at the least he gave the fans what they wanted. "I thought he (McDavid) was good," Oilers coach Gerry Fleming said. "He's so explosive, such a dynamic player, he's fun to watch. I thought he played well (Wednesday)."
Sep 17 - 6:50 AM

Connor McDavid won't play in Monday's rookie tournament game against Winnipeg.

This was the plan all along according to GM Peter Chiarelli. The 18-year-old will see his next game action on Wednesday, as the Oilers play an exhibition game against the University of Alberta Golden Bears.
Sep 13 - 5:08 PM

Connor McDavid scored a goal and an assist in Friday's 8-2 win over the Vancouver Canucks in the first game of the Young Stars Tournament.

Robert Tychkowski of the Edmonton Sun described McDavid's performance as "good, though not spectacular". The 18-year-old was also levelled by Canucks youngster Jake Virtanen early in the game. Regardless of what happens in this tournament, the Oilers have a special player on their hands. McDavid should be the undisputed first overall pick in every dynasty draft.
Sep 12 - 11:04 AM

Connor McDavid will take to the ice Friday night for Edmonton in the Young Stars rookie tournament.

"It will be fun. Obviously, Penticton is part of the process, so it's good to finally get it started," McDavid said. "I feel as good as ever in terms of moving and how my body feels. It was a good summer. There was a lot of stuff to do, but that's part of it. I really wouldn't want it any other way." McDavid's presence has energized the teammates he will play with and it will add a great deal of interest to the tournament.
Sep 11 - 6:17 PM

According to Steve Simmons of the Toronto Sun, rookie Connor McDavid will live with teammate Taylor Hall this season.

"It’s settled after much discussion: Connor McDavid will live at Taylor Hall’s place for his first NHL season," explained Simmons. "Funny to think of the 23-year-old Hall as a veteran, but this will be his sixth season in Edmonton. And McDavid is comfortable with him." This has been a trend of late, promising young players typically live with veterans when they first break into the league. This can only be seen as a positive for McDavid.
Source: Toronto Sun
Sep 6 - 6:10 PM

Connor McDavid doesn't want to focus on reaching numerical goals.

In other words, he'd rather focus on having a good season rather than recording X amount of points. Obviously a good season would likely go hand-in-hand with offensive production for a skilled forward like McDavid, but his point is partially that if he sets those kinds of statistical benchmarks for himself, it could end up negatively influencing him. He also noted, "Numbers are one thing, but some of the best games I have ever played have been games in which I didn't get a point or maybe had one point." Of course, with a focus on fantasy hockey, we obviously put a lot of value in numbers. McDavid is a risky pick because rookies, even incredibly talented ones, are particularly hard to predict, but he at least has the potential to surpass the 70-point mark in his first campaign.
Aug 31 - 9:48 PM

Edmonton's power play got much better after the All-Star break and the arrival of Connor McDavid should help it along further.

"With a guy like [McDavid] coming in too, that will ignite us a little more hopefully," said Oilers center Ryan Nugent-Hopkins. "We should be a team with a really strong power play and we've got to get back to that." Edmonton was fourth in the NHL (23.6 percent) after the break, which allowed the team to finish 19th overall.
Aug 14 - 5:51 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
C1Ryan Nugent-Hopkins
2Connor McDavid
3Anton Lander
4Mark Letestu
LW1Taylor Hall
2Benoit Pouliot
3Anton Slepyshev
4Lauri Korpikoski
5Luke Gazdic
RW1Jordan Eberle
2Nail Yakupov
3Teddy Purcell
4Matt Hendricks
5Rob Klinkhammer
D1Andrej Sekera
2Justin Schultz
3Oscar Klefbom
4Andrew Ference
5Griffin Reinhart
6Eric Gryba
7Mark Fayne
8Brandon Davidson
G1Cam Talbot
2Anders Nilsson