Fun facts about the Edmonton Oilers centre
Connor McDavid turns 21 on January 13, but he’s already the reigning NHL® MVP following a 100-point season in 2016-17. Here are a four things you might not know about the Edmonton Oilers captain.
1. McDavid is the youngest of Brian and Kelly McDavid’s two boys. His older brother Cameron is a graduate of the prestigious Ivey Business School at the University of Western Ontario, and currently works as an investment banking analyst at UBS in Toronto. Cameron played junior hockey in Newmarket, Ont., before pursuing a career in business.
2. He may be wearing blue and orange now, but McDavid grew up a Toronto Maple Leafs fan. Prior to the 2015 NHL® Draft, McDavid told a reporter it “would be an absolute dream come true” to be selected by Toronto. It’s also not uncommon to see McDavid wearing a Toronto Blue Jays™ cap during the hockey season, and he makes regular visits to Rogers Centre in the summer to watch the team play in person.
3. The Ontario Hockey League draft age is 16, but McDavid was selected first overall by the Erie Otters in 2012 at age 15 after being granted “exceptional player status” by the Canadian Hockey League. At the time, he was just the third player to given this status, joining John Tavares and Aaron Ekblad.
4. McDavid was just seven years old when Friends ended its 10-season run (1994-2004) on NBC, but he’s still addicted to the iconic sitcom. He owns the Friends DVD box set, and says that he and his brother are “absolute Friends goofies.”