Thursday, April 25, 2013
Connor McDavid is Lighting it Up
Connor McDavid is 16 years old. He is only three months into being a 16 year old. He is currently leading the World Under-18 Championship in scoring with 8 goals and 14 points in 5 games, 4 points ahead of second place Vladimir Tkachyov. McDavid is at least 15 months younger than the next three scorers in the tournament. At this age that makes a huge difference...at least it SHOULD.
After scoring 66 points in 63 games for the Erie Otters as a 15 year old, McDavid was named OHL rookie of the year this past season. As well as tearing up the scoring in Sochi this past week, he also leads the tournament in faceoff percentage at a ridiculous 71.11%. All of this while not playing more than 16 minutes and 13 seconds in any of the five games.
Despite scoring at least 2 points in each of the five matches, including back-to-back hat tricks, he has been named Canada's Best Player in only one of the five games. McDavid and Canada will now play Finland in the semi-finals Friday morning.