Connor McDavid is a stud. And the prize for Edmonton who won the first pick in the upcoming draft.
He was also just named the OHL Player of the year. This one doesn’t come as a surprise to anyone who has followed his career. He finished the year fourth in goals and third in scoring.
Check out his 4 goals, 2 assist night in the video below and a few more thoughts from Hockey Blog World:
“He’s as good as I’ve seen in the last 30 years, the best player to come into the League in the last 30 years, the best to come along since [Mario] Lemieux and [Sidney] Crosby,” hockey Hall of Famer Wayne Gretzky told the Edmonton Journal. “He can definitely change a franchise’s fortunes.”
McDavid is the third Erie player to win the Red Tilson Trophy. Connor Brown, a Toronto Maple Leafs prospect, won it last season after setting an Erie record with 128 points in 68 games. Brad Boyes, currently a forward with the Florida Panthers, won it in 2001 and 2002.
“We all know he’s an amazing player, playing in an amazing development league,” Erie general manager Sherry Bassin told the OHL website. “The real issue is, I want the world to know that he’s an amazing person. It’s his character as a person, it’s his inner drive to be the best he can. That combination with his ability makes him very worthy of this award. It’s a special award for a special person.”