Video: McDavid’s subtle, clever assist to Nugent-Hopkins

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In many cases, Connor McDavid highlights are about sheer physical skill taking over.

He’s just¬†that fast, and it’s a stunning thing to see him blaze by even speedy NHL skaters.

Still, hockey fans get jazzed about the “little things” – remember how nuts people went for Mario Lemieux’s “pass” to Paul Kariya for an Olympic goal? – and McDavid provided a nice bit of subtle creativity on Thursday. Watch his little “kick-pass” to set up Ryan Nugent-Hopkins‘ first goal of 2016-17: