Connor McDavid Becomes Youngest Captain in NHL History

By Mike Meyer

Edmonton Oilers Writer


After months of speculation and wonder, the Edmonton Oilers have officially named Connor McDavid their Captain. At 19 years old, 8 months, 2 weeks, and 1 day, Connor has been named the youngest Captain in NHL history. Since before the 2015 NHL draft, McDavid was categorized as the best thing to happen to hockey since Sidney Crosby and Wayne Gretzky, and as the next big generational talent.


Before being drafted first overall to the Oilers in 2015, McDavid played in the OHL for the Erie Otters where he racked up 285 points in 167 games. His first year with Edmonton, limited to only 45 games due to a broken clavicle during a game against Philadelphia, he was able to provide 16 goals and 48 points. After finishing third in the Calder Trophy rankings, McDavid will be heavily leaned on to lead Edmonton back to success and restore the Oilers name.


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