Connor McDavid
Connor McDavid
22-Year-Old CenterC
Edmonton Oilers
2019 Fantasy Outlook
McDavid finished last season with the second most points in the league (116), scoring 41 goals for a second straight year and adding 75 assists for good measure. With soft hands, unparalleled speed and vision, No. 97 seems like a lock for another 100-plus point campaign in 2019-2020 provided he stays healthy and avoids injury, something he's done successfully the last three years after being limited to 45 games in his rookie season. Linemates notwithstanding, fantasy owners will be hard-pressed to find a better option than McDavid, so if you're armed with the first overall selection, drafting the Oilers' captain is the right move. Read Past Outlooks
$Signed an eight-year, $100 million contract with the Oilers in July of 2017.
Pots game-winner
CEdmonton Oilers
October 12, 2019
McDavid scored the game-winning goal on the power play and added an even-strength assist in Saturday's 4-1 win over the Rangers.
ANALYSIS
The 22-year-old superstar also added three shots, a hit, two PIM and a plus-2 rating to his ledger. McDavid has been on fire to begin the season, scoring four goals and 12 points to lead the Oilers to a fantastic 5-0-0 start.
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2019–20 Time On Ice Stats
  • Average Time On Ice:
    22:32
  • Average Power Play TOI:
    4:27
  • Average Short-Handed TOI:
    0:08
 
Ice Time
Power Play
Short-Handed
2017–18
21:33
2:58
1:05
2018–19
22:50
3:25
0:38
2019–20
22:32
4:27
0:08
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
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McDavid finished last season with a league-high 108 points en route to securing the Art Ross Trophy and Ted Lindsay Award for two years running. Having produced the first 40-goal campaign of his career, the only knock on the world-class center's game is his lack of creating with the man advantage; in fact, less than 25 percent of McDavid's career production is derived from his power-play exploits. Still, given his soft hands, unparalleled skill set and the presence of established top-line cohort Ryan Nugent-Hopkins, fantasy owners will be hard-pressed to pass on McDavid if lucky enough to land him with the first overall pick.
McDavid's injury-shortened rookie year offered plenty of promise, but his second act was nothing short of spectacular -- this time, he played all 82 games and blew away the competition with 30 goals and 70 assists for an even 100 points. That’s 11 more than Sidney Crosby and Patrick Kane, who tied for second, and McDavid rounded his line out with a plus-27 rating while leading the formerly cellar-dwelling Oilers two rounds deep into the Stanley Cup playoffs. Just 20 years old, McDavid has quite arguably unseated Crosby for the title of best player in hockey -- you may not find anyone outside of Pittsburgh willing to argue otherwise. What’s next for McDavid, who inked an eight-year, $100 million contract extension over the summer? Well, as long as he can stay healthy (unlike Crosby, whose illustrious career has been dogged by concussions), a decade-plus of utter domination would be a reasonable expectation.
If not for a broken clavicle that knocked him out for two-plus months, McDavid would have fully lived up to the hype of being drafted first overall in 2015, as he put up 16 goals and 32 assists for 48 points in the 45 games he suited up for. The 19-year-old phenom has been compared favorably to Sidney Crosby, so expect McDavid to again manage a point-per-game pace as the Oilers’ top-line center, this time finishing among the league’s top scorers if he can stay healthy. Thanks to defensive improvements to the roster as well as his own projected growth as a player, McDavid should also see improvement from last season’s minus-1 rating. The sky's the limit for the Canadian teen, even on an Edmonton team where first overall picks go to die.
McDavid is a generational talent whose pro peak should -- and likely will -- exceed Sidney Crosby's peak. The 18-year-old has elite hockey smarts and sublime skills, but what separates him from everyone else is his ability to execute at warp speed. He's certainly faster than Sid the Kid at the same age and his change of pace -- which leaves opponents twisted like pretzels -- will translate immediately into the NHL. That means the ceiling for the next captain of the Oil is through the roof. But Edmonton fans and fantasy owners need to temper their expectations for him in 2015-16. The NHL was a very different league when Sid the Kid delivered 102 points as a rookie. That being said, McSavior will pair well with the speedy Taylor Hall, and both will pile up the points. A hundred-point campaign will eventually come, but not for a few more seasons.
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Scores tying goal late
CEdmonton Oilers
October 10, 2019
McDavid scored a goal and an assist -- both on the power play -- in Thursday's 4-3 shootout win over the Devils.
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Three helpers in win
CEdmonton Oilers
October 8, 2019
McDavid notched three assists, two of them on the power play, in Tuesday's 5-2 win over the Islanders.
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Erupts for four points
CEdmonton Oilers
October 6, 2019
McDavid scored a goal and three assists and had three shots with two PIM in Saturday's 6-5 win over the Kings.
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Nets game-winner in home opener
CEdmonton Oilers
October 2, 2019
McDavid scored the game-winning goal Wednesday in Edmonton's 3-2 win over the Canucks.
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Making preseason debut
CEdmonton Oilers
September 24, 2019
McDavid (knee) is expected to make his preseason debut Tuesday against Arizona, Darren Dreger of TSN reports.
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