McDavid wins three CHL awards, including Player of the Year

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Barring an unexpected turn of events, Connor McDavid’s time with the OHL’s Erie Otters is effectively over, but he’s been given three more honors as a sendoff to his junior career. The Canadian Hockey League announced that McDavid is the 2015 winner of the Subway Scholastic Player of the Year award, Jack Link’s Top Prospect award, and Sportsnet Player of the Year award.

In the case of the Scholastic Player honors, he’s the winner for the second consecutive season.

McDavid had 44 goals and 120 points in just 47 regular season games and added another 49 points in 20 playoff contests. He also helped Team Canada win the gold medal in the 2015 World Juniors by scoring three goals and 11 points in seven contests.

He’s projected to be taken by Edmonton with the first overall pick in the 2015 draft and is widely regarded as a generational talent.

Other noteworthy winners include Tampa Bay prospect Anthony DeAngelo, who is the CHL defenseman of the year, and Dallas Stars prospect Philippe Desrosiers, who won the top goaltending honors.