Connor McDavid is a Canadian professional ice hockey player. He plays for the Edmonton Oilers of the National Hockey League where he is both the center and the captain for the team. Thanks to his outstanding minor and junior league hockey performance, he was selected as first overall pick by the Edmonton Oilers during the 2015 NHL Entry Draft. He is currently named the best player in the league for the 2017 to 2018 season by The Hockey News.
McDavid first skated at the very early age of 3. The next year, he started playing hockey. His parents had to lie about his age to get him to play in a hockey association. McDavid soon joined the York-Simcoe Express, a team coached by his father. The team ended up winning four Ontario Minor Hockey Association championships. He later moved on to the Toronto Marlboros of the GTHL. He would play an impressive career in the 2011-2012 season that he was later on named the Greater Toronto Hockey League Player of the Year. He was also granted “Exceptional Player” status, permitting him to play in the OHL despite being a year early. He is the third only player to be granted this title. He played for the Erie Otters in the OHL, having been selected first overall at the Priority Selection. He would later on become the most decorated player in the Ontario Hockey League history before moving on to his professional career.
McDavid’s professional career started in 2015 when he was drafted first overall at the 2015 NHL Entry Draft by the current team he plays for, the Edmonton Oilers. On July 2017, he was granted an 8-year extension contract by the Oilers with a staggering $100 million, giving him the highest average annual in the NHL.