Connor McDavid turned 18 about eleven months ago and he is already making a huge impact on the ice with his team.
The former Erie Otter was, and still is, the center of attention in the NHL world.
McDavid was drafted first overall in the 2015 NHL Entry Draft by the Edmonton Oilers and is classified as a generational player like Sidney Crosby and Alexander Ovechkin.
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After a whole summer of hype and excitement, McDavid finally made his debut in Edmonton on October 8 against the St. Louis Blues. He only had two shots on net during that game.
The Richmond Hill native scored his first goal against the Dallas Stars on October 13 and has a total of five goals and seven assists in 13 games. McDavid was also named the Rookie of the Month for October for his spectacular offensive contributions during the Oilers' games.
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Expectations surrounding McDavid are very high because he is expected to make a sudden impact on the ice and register about 70 points in total this season.
The former Otter had 120 points with his junior team during the regular season last year and added another 49 points in the postseason.
Unfortunately, McDavid suffered a horrific injury on November 3 during a game against the Philadelphia Flyers.
The 18-year-old got tangled up with two Flyer's defensemen in front of the Flyers net and awkwardly crashed shoulder first into the boards. He left the game immediately and never returned to play in the third period.
The rookie phenom was seen wearing a sling after the game, but his journey to recovery has just begun. McDavid is reported to be out for a few months depending on the injury and the prognosis.
The Oilers have to fill a huge gap in their lineup due to McDavid's injury.
Leon Draisaitl was recalled from the minors a few days ago and he is expected to step up in McDavid's absence.
Also, Jordan Eberle will return to the lineup on November 6, so the Oilers will be able to make up some offensive firepower. Eberle led the Oilers in points last season with 24 goals and 39 assists.
The Edmonton Oilers will play the Pittsburgh Penguins on November 6.
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