Connor McDavid is now officially an Edmonton Oiler.
On Friday, the team announced they have signed the phenom to a three-year entry level contract.
McDavid, 18, has spent the past three seasons with the Ontario Hockey League’s Erie Otters, recording 285 points (97G, 188A), 104 penalty minutes and a +83 rating in 166 career games. His 285 points are second most in Otters franchise history.
In 47 games with Erie last season, McDavid posted 120 points (44 goals), 48 penalty minutes and a +60 rating.
He ranked third in OHL scoring with 120 points and tied for third in goals (44) and assists (76). He also participated in the 2015 Canadian Hockey League (CHL) Top Prospects Game, posting one assist and a +3 rating.
McDavid led the OHL in post-season scoring during the 2015 playoffs, accumulating 49 points (21G, 28A) and 12 penalty minutes in 20 games. His 49 points rank third all-time in OHL history for most playoff points, two points shy of the OHL record of 51 points, co-held by Jason Dawe (1993) and Justin Papineau (1999).
The Newmarket, Ontario native has represented his country several times internationally, most recently at the 2015 World Junior Hockey Championship, registering 11 points (3G, 8A) in seven games, helping Canada to their first gold medal since 2009. He has also played for Team Canada at the 2014 World Junior Hockey Championship, the 2013 World Under-18 Hockey Championship and the 2013 World Under-17 Hockey Championship.
July 3, 2015