From Rookie to Leader: Connor McDavid Next Oilers Captain?

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by Matthew Sanzo,

No pressure, kid.

Edmonton Oilers superstar Connor McDavid could be the next Oilers captain, joining a group of the youngest captains in NHL history.

McDavid, 19, often shows the world why he is the newest face of the game. His sensational puck skills, hockey IQ, blazing speed, and all-around play are second to none. He can skate down the ice in the blink of an eye as well as stickhandle around defenders into a daze so bad that you’ll forget your name. He’s a generational talent, no doubt.

From Rookie to Leader: Connor McDavid Next Oilers Captain?

He scored 48 points in 45 games in his rookie season, on pace for over a point per game. By far he is the best player on his team.

There’s one problem, though.

His career is just 45 games old.

Wearing the “C” is a huge responsibility, no matter how great the player may be. Considering the fact that he hasn’t even played in a full NHL season is a bit premature too. There’s no denying that he’s captain material, but after only 45 games may be too soon to tell. He says that he can handle the task, but in all honesty, he isn’t going to say otherwise and risk the scrutiny.

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