Yes, McDavid is already piling up highlights


When Connor McDavid isn’t getting hit hard enough to frighten the most reactive worry warts among Edmonton Oilers fans, he’s creating all sorts of offense in the “pre-pre-season.”

McDavid and fellow high draft pick Leon Draisaitl put on a clinic on Wednesday, combining for seven points as the Oilers’ group of rookies beat the University of Alberta Golden Bears 6-3 in what amounted to a hockey friendly.

The best clip was one of McDavid’s three assists, as he set a goal with this no-look beauty:

Yeah, that’s one of those “man among boys” moments, like watching Jonathan Toews during his second NCAA season.

One could contend that McDavid will likely need to feed pucks into smaller windows during 2-on-1 situations in the NHL than during this nice bit, but still:

McDavid discussed the impressive turn out (more than 14,000 fans at Rexall) and the latest exhibition after last night’s win:

Does this ratchet up your anxiety to see McDavid face competition that’s at quite a higher level than the University of Alberta (sorry, Golden Bears)?

Well, that’s sort of the point, so get excited.