Connor McDavid, a Canadian professional ice hockey center, currently serves as the captain for the Edmonton Oilers in the National Hockey League. He was the first overall pick in the 2015 NHL Entry Draft by the Oilers. During his childhood, McDavid honed his skills by competing in ice hockey matches against older opponents.
Age- 26 years
Height- 1.85 m
Weight- 88 kg
Born- 13 January 1997
Birth place-Richmond Hill, Canada
Full name-Connor Andrew McDavid
Profession-Canadian ice hockey center
Current teams: Edmonton Oilers (#97 / Center), Canadian National Men’s Hockey Team (Forward)
Born on January 13, 1997, in Richmond Hill, Ontario, McDavid’s father, Brian, was a passionate ice hockey player in high school and a devoted fan of the Boston Bruins. His mother, Kelly, also briefly played recreational ice hockey as a child before shifting her focus to skiing.
McDavid met his fiancée, interior designer Lauren Kyle, in 2016 when they coincidentally met at the wrong venue for their friend’s birthday celebration. The couple shares their home with a miniature Bernadoodle named Lenard and currently resides in their jointly owned house in Edmonton. McDavid and Kyle became engaged on June 22, 2023.
McDavid’s hockey journey began at the age of three, gliding on rollerblades in his family basement. At the age of four, his parents stretched the truth about his age, enabling him to join organized youth hockey alongside five-year-olds. When he turned six, the local league prohibited him from competing with older children. Consequently, his parents enrolled him in an Aurora, Ontario, hockey program to keep him challenged. Under his father’s coaching, McDavid clinched four Ontario Minor Hockey Association championships with the York Simcoe Express.
In 2011, McDavid shifted to the Toronto Marlboros of the Greater Toronto Hockey League (GTHL), where he was honored as the GTHL Player of the Year and awarded the Tim Adams Memorial Trophy. Recognized as an exceptional player by Hockey Canada in 2012, he gained the opportunity to play junior ice hockey at just 15 years old. The Erie Otters of the Ontario Hockey League (OHL) drafted him first overall that year. His OHL career culminated in a remarkable 2014–15 season, boasting 120 points and earning several accolades, including the Red Tilson Trophy, Wayne Gretzky 99 Award, and CHL Player of the Year.
McDavid transitioned to the NHL, joining the Edmonton Oilers for the 2015–16 season. Despite a three-month setback due to a fractured clavicle, he earned a spot on the NHL All-Rookie Team and was a Calder Memorial Trophy finalist. In the subsequent season, McDavid made history as the youngest captain in NHL history at 19. He claimed the Art Ross Trophy, Hart Memorial Trophy, and Ted Lindsay Award, solidifying his status as a hockey sensation. Despite Oilers’ playoff absences in the following years, McDavid consistently demonstrated his prowess, scoring 41 goals in consecutive seasons. Overcoming a knee injury in 2018, he made a strong return for the 2019–20 season.
McDavid’s impact resonates beyond statistics; he’s lauded by players, fans, and experts alike. His lightning speed on the ice earned him the title of Fastest Skater at the NHL All-Star Skills Competition thrice. He boasts an impressive array of awards, including multiple Art Ross and Ted Lindsay Awards, Hart Memorial Trophies, and the Maurice “Rocket” Richard Trophy in 2022–23. Unanimously winning the Hart Memorial Trophy, he shares this honor only with Oilers legend Wayne Gretzky in 1982, underlining his remarkable standing in the hockey world.
McDavid embarked on his international ice hockey journey at the 2013 World U-17 Hockey Challenge, where he showcased his talent leading Team Ontario, finishing sixth, with nine points in five games. This included two goals and an assist in their 7–6 loss to Team Pacific, marking the end of the tournament.
His debut with the Canadian senior team occurred at the 2016 IIHF World Championship in Russia. Despite contributing eight assists, McDavid only found the back of the net during the gold-medal match against Finland. His crucial goal was the sole score until the final second, when Matt Duchene sealed the victory with an empty-net goal. In the same year, McDavid assumed the role of captain for Team North America, comprising Canadian and American players aged 23 or under, during the 2016 World Cup of Hockey.
- Hart Memorial Trophy – 2023, 2021, 2017
- Best NHL Player ESPY Award- 2023, 2022
- Art Ross Trophy – 2023, 2022, 2021
- Ted Lindsay Award – 2023, 2021, 2018
- Maurice “Rocket” Richard Trophy – 2023
- NHL All-Star Team – 2021, 2019
- Most individual awards given to any OHL player- 5 awards
- Youngest captain in NHL history – Appointed at 19 years, 266 days
- Most points on consecutive goals to begin an NHL season – 9 points (achieved in the 2018-19 season)
Net Worth 2023
As of 2023, McDavid’s net worth is estimated to be around $30 million. In 2023-24, McDavid will earn a base salary of $1,000,000 and a signing bonus of $10,000,000, while carrying a cap hit of $12,500,000.
McDavid Injury update
Connor McDavid, the Edmonton Oilers’ star player, is anticipated to be sidelined for 1-2 weeks due to an upper-body injury sustained during a 3-2 overtime defeat against the Winnipeg Jets on Saturday. McDavid, who had two assists in the game, did not participate in the final minutes of the third period and stayed on the bench during overtime at Rogers Place. His injury occurred when he reached for his left side while rushing up the ice, leading to his exit from the game. So far this season, McDavid has accumulated eight points (two goals, six assists) in five games for Edmonton, whose current record stands at 1-3-1.
Before the 3-on-3 overtime period began, McDavid briefly skated on the ice but opted to stay on the bench for the entirety of overtime. The game was ultimately won by Winnipeg forward Mark Scheifele at the 3:53 mark of the overtime period.
“I think we noticed, that’s probably the understatement of the century,” Jets defenseman Josh Morrissey said when asked about McDavid’s absence in overtime. “I don’t know what’s going on there, but 3-on-3 overtime you’re looking for him, so we did notice, yeah.”
McDavid logged 20 minutes and 48 seconds of playing time, managing just one shot on goal before he headed to the bench. He was brought down by Morrissey in a race towards the Winnipeg net at 12:33 of the first period, resulting in a two-minute minor penalty for holding assessed against Morrissey.