By Ryan Mayer
The Edmonton Oilers and their fans were ecstatic when they found out last June that they would be awarded the first overall pick in the NHL Draft. Why? Because they knew that Canadian phenom Connor McDavid would be the player coming to try and turn around a moribund franchise. The 19-year-old started off the season well recording 12 points (5 goals 7 assists) in his first 13 games before breaking his collarbone.
That injury kept him out of the line-up for 37 games, but McDavid was back on the ice last night and boy was he eager to make an impact.
In case you’re wondering, one of the defensemen he made look silly there is Jack Johnson who’s considered one of the best in the league. McDavid added two assists to that goal in a 5-1 Oilers win. Hockey fans everywhere are both happy and terrified at the prospect of watching McDavid do things like this for the rest of the season and years to come.
Ryan Mayer is an Associate Producer for CBS Local Sports. Ryan lives in NY but comes from Philly and life as a Philly sports fan has made him cynical. Anywhere sports are being discussed, that’s where you’ll find him.