Good start: McDavid scores five in Oilers scrimmage

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If Connor McDavid’s Oilers “debut” was any indication, this is going to be quite the rookie year.

On Monday night, McDavid — the first overall pick at this year’s draft — scored five goals en route to winning the Billy Moores Cup, a scrimmage that wrapped up Edmonton’s six-day prospect orientation camp.

From NHL.com:

The No. 1 pick at the 2015 NHL Draft had three goals in two 20-minute halves of 4-on-4 play, then scored two more in seven minutes at 3-on-3, leading his team to an 8-6 win.

“It was fun. Anytime you get a chance to play in front of fans like that, it’s always exciting,” McDavid said. “It was pretty competitive, just with the guys that we had, and they made a lot of great plays out there.”

While the night was a showcase for McDavid, there were other Oilers prospects on the ice as well, including Leon Draisaitl and Darnell Nurse. The No. 3 and No. 7 picks in the 2014 and ’13 drafts, the two are looking to be alongside McDavid on the Oilers’ opening-night roster this October.