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Born in Newmarket, Ontario, Connor McDavid became the third ever player to be granted Exceptional Player Status by Hockey Canada after scoring 209 points in 88 games for the AAA Minor Midget Toronto Marlboros in 2012. Drafted 1st overall by the Erie Otters in the 2012 OHL Priority Selection, Connor made an immediate impact as a 15 year old under ager, scoring 25 goals and totaling 66 points in 63 games throughout the 2012-13 OHL season. Connor’s successful rookie season in the OHL earned him the Emms Family Award as the OHL’s Rookie of The Year. Connor’s sophomore 2013-14 season saw his numbers increase to 28 goals and 99 points through 56 games. At season’s end, Connor won both the William Hanley Trophy as the OHL’s Most Sportsmanlike Player and the Bobby Smith Trophy as the OHL’s Scholastic Player of The Year. Connor sophomore season also saw him named to Team Canada for the 2014 World Junior Championships. By representing Canada at the World Juniors as a 16 year old, Connor joined Wayne Gretzky, Eric Lindros, Jason Spezza, Jay Bouwmeester and Sidney Crosby as the only players to play for the Canadian World Junior team as 16 year olds. Connor’s numbers exploded during the 2014-15 campaign, his NHL Draft Year. Throughout the season, Connor netted 44 goals and 120 points while only appearing in 47 games due to a broken wrist and the 2015 World Junior Championships. Despite missing 21 league games, Connor stilled finished 3rd in the OHL scoring race, only finishing 9 points behind OHL scoring champion and Erie Otter teammate Dylan Strome. Throughout the 2014-2015 OHL season, Connor averaged a whopping 2.5 points per game. In the 2015 OHL playoffs, Connor netted an additional 49 points in 20 games, leading the Otters to the OHL Finals, losing out to the eventual Memorial Cup Champions Oshawa Generals. Ranked as the unanimous top prospect by several scouting services for the 2015 NHL Draft, the Edmonton Oilers drafted Connor with the 1st overall pick. On July 5th 2015, Connor signed his first NHL contract with the Oilers.

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