Off the Post: Oilers Fall to Flyers in Overtime, Connor McDavid Interview – On Friday, February 1st, 2019, the Edmonton Oilers landed in Philadelphia looking for a win. They started strong, scoring three goals in the first two periods. They entered the third with a 3-2 lead, but surrendered two goals while only scoring one. In overtime, they surrendered the game winning goal and lost 5-4. Oilers captain, Connor McDavid, scored two points in the game and now has three consecutive 30-point seasons. After the game, he spoke with Russ Cohen.
Off the Post: Oilers Fall to Flyers in Overtime, Connor McDavid Interview – Connor McDavid Player Profile
McDavid has been a hockey phenom almost his entire life. In 2011-12 for the Toronto Marlboros of the Greater Toronto Hockey League (GTHL), he scored 72 points (33 goals, 39 assists) in 33 games. He was granted “Exceptional Player” status by Hockey Canada and was allowed to be entered in the 2012 OHL Priority Selection at age 15. One year earlier than he would have normally been eligible. He joined John Tavares and Aaron Ekblad as the only players granted that status.
He cruised through the OHL from 2012 to 2015. McDavid was selected first overall by the Erie Otters and spent three seasons with the team. In his final season, he was awarded the Red Tilson Trophy for OHL Player of the Year and was named CHL Player of the Year. To date, he is the most decorated player in OHL history.
At the 2015 NHL Entry Draft, McDavid was selected first overall by the Edmonton Oilers. He made his NHL debut on October 8th, 2015 and would score his first goal on October 12th. In his first game against his boyhood team, the Toronto Maple Leafs, he recorded a point on each one of his team’s goals in a 5-2 victory. A broken clavicle cost McDavid 37 games as a rookie, but he still finished third overall in Calder Memorial Trophy voting. McDavid’s rookie cards are featured prominently among Upper Deck’s 2015-16 hockey catalog of products. His most popular being his Young Guns rookie card from Series One.
For the 2016-17 season, McDavid was named captain for Edmonton, becoming the youngest captain in NHL history. He scored his 100th career point in his 92nd NHL game, becoming the fourth fastest active player to reach 100 points. He went on to win the Art Ross Trophy as the NHL’s leading scorer, becoming the third-youngest player to win the award.
This season, McDavid has scored 76 points (31 goals, 45 assists) through 51 games. He’s currently third in the NHL in both points and goals. He’s a superstar, and the one player every NHL collector wants to pull from their Upper Deck Hockey packs. Look for him in Upper Deck’s 2018-19 portfolio including Trilogy, SP Authentic, O-Pee-Chee Platinum and many more.
Check out Connor McDavid’s career NHL stats:
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Russ Cohen is the author of several top-selling sports related books.
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“Strike Three!” – A Player’s Journey through the Infamous Baseball Strike of 1994
The Winter Classic: The NHL’s Savior
The Philadelphia Flyers: Images of Sports
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