Wednesday, October 5, 2016
Youngest Captain in NHL History
This afternoon The Edmonton Oilers and Connor McDavid made NHL History. The Oiler's organization announced today that Connor McDavid will be the team's 15th captain. McDavid has only played 45 games in the NHL and is not yet 20 years old. Though young and inexperienced in the league McDavid is undeniably one of the most talented young players the NHL has seen, and he has earned his place at the head of his team. No doubt this is just one of many accomplishments we can look forward to in his future with the NHL. Hopefully he can help lead his team to a successful season. The Oilers have a lot of talent in both young and experienced players, and look to have a much better performance than in recent seasons. Connor McDavid will have the leadership assistance of veteran players Milan Lucic, Jordan Eberle and Ryan Nugent-Hopkins as his alternate captains. This much needed infusion of strong and dedicated leadership should allow the Oilers the opportunity to shine this 2016-2017 season. At 19 years and 266 days of age Connor McDavid is officially the youngest player in NHL history to wear the C on his sweater! McDavid replaces Gabriel Landeskog for the title of youngest ever team captain by only 20 days.