Connor McDavid Bio And Facts
Connor McDavid is a professional hockey player for the Edmonton Oilers of the National Hockey League. McDavid was born in 1997 in Richmond Hill, Ontario. From a young age, McDavid excelled at hockey; his parents often signed him up to play with older competition so as not to bore their young superstar.
Connor McDavid’s parents are named Brian and Kelly, and both enjoyed hockey before Connor came around. Kelly McDavid played recreational hockey before eventually focusing her athletic efforts on skiing. Connor’s father, Brian, played high school hockey and was a serious fan of the Boston Bruins.
There have been many greats in NHL history, and Connor McDavid is one of them. Despite being less than halfway through his career, many are already projecting McDavid to finish as one of the best (if not the best) NHL players ever.
- Birthdate: January 13, 1997
- Education: McDowell High School, PA
- Net Worth: $30 million
- Occupation: Professional Hockey Player
- Height: 6’1”
- Weight: 193 lbs (88 kg)
- Position: Center
- Years Active: 8 years
- Career Points: 792
- Career Games Played: 492
Nicknames: “The Chosen One,” “McSaviour,” “McJesus,” “Canadian Super Promise”
- Teams: Edmonton Oilers
Connor McDavid’s net worth is believed to be $30 million. However, he is currently playing on a contract that will award him $100 million over eight years. Thus, McDavid’s net worth is expected to rise as he continues through his career.
The majority of McDavid’s earnings come from his NHL contract. When he signed the deal on July 5, 2017, the contract set an NHL record for the highest annual average value (AAV). The contract pays McDavid $12.5 million per season, which at the time was $2 million more per season than the next biggest contract. McDavid no longer has the highest AAV, as Nathan Mackinnon recently inked a deal that pays him $12.6 million per year.
After 487 games across seven NHL seasons, Connor McDavid has scored 239 goals and 458 assists for a total of 697 points. That comes out to 0.49 goals per game, 0.94 assists per game, and 1.43 points per game.
McDavid has had limited playoff success, considering how much he has dominated the league during the regular season. In his sophomore season, 2016-17, McDavid and the Oilers defeated the reigning Western Conference Champions in the first round: the San Jose Sharks. Unfortunately, McDavid’s Oilers were beaten in seven games by the Anaheim Ducks in the next round.
McDavid made the playoffs two other times, in 2020-21 and 2021-22. In 2020-21, the Oilers were swept by the Winnipeg Jets. Then, in 2021-22 McDavid led the Oilers to the Western Conference Finals, where they were defeated by the Colorado Avalanche.
Titles And Awards
McDavid has received nine major awards in his seven NHL seasons:
- Art Ross Trophy for most points scored in 2016-17, 2017-18, 2020-21, and 2021-22
- Hart Trophy for League MVP, as decided by a poll of the Professional Hockey Writers’ Association in 2016-17 and 2020-21
- Ted Lindsay award for “most outstanding player,” as decided by fellow NHL players, in 2016-17, 2017-18, and 2020-21
McDavid also received numerous awards from other hockey leagues before he entered the NHL:
- 2012 Jack Ferguson Award, for player drafted first in the OHL draft
- 2014 William Hanley Trophy, for the most sportsmanlike player in the OHL
- 2014 and 2015 CHL Scholastic Player of the Year
- 2015 Red Tilson Trophy, for most outstanding player in the CHL
- 2015 CHL Player of the Year
- 2015 CHL Top Draft Prospect Award
Connor McDavid lives with his girlfriend, Lauren Kyle, in a house the two designed together in Edmonton. Lauren Kyle is an interior designer, so the two created their dream home together.
McDavid was born in 1997 in Richmond Hill, Ontario, to mother Kelly and father Brian. McDavid grew up as a Toronto Maple Leafs fan, which is ironic as he now plays for a competing Canadian NHL team.
McDavid first started skating on rollerblades in his basement at three years old. A year later, he started playing organized hockey with five-year-olds; his parents lied about his age to allow him to play with the older competition. At six years old, McDavid was forbidden from playing hockey with older players by the local youth hockey association. Afraid he’d be bored playing with kids his age, McDavid’s parents instead enrolled him in a hockey program in Aurora, Ontario.
- McDavid became the youngest-ever NHL captain in 2016 when he was named captain at just 19 years, 266 days of age
- His dog Leonard was named “Best Dog” in the 2020 NHL Fans Choice Awards
- McDavid is known to have a sweet tooth: his favorite snack is black licorice
Is Connor McDavid married?
Connor McDavid is not married, but he does have a girlfriend: Lauren Kyle. McDavid and Kyle live together in a house they designed. Lauren Kyle works in interior design, so it is fitting the two created their dream home together. Kyle was born in June of 1996 in Ontario. Kyle attended Toronto Metropolitan University and Ryerson’s School of Interior Design, where she earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Interior Architecture.
Is Connor McDavid the best hockey player in the world?
Almost any hockey expert would agree that Connor McDavid is currently the best hockey player in the world. McDavid has led the NHL in scoring in four of the seven NHL seasons he has played and has looked good while doing it. He plays the game faster than anybody else, with lethal speed and quick decision-making. His blend of quickness and vision has drawn comparisons to the great Wayne Gretzky, with some analysts describing McDavid as a “fast Gretzky.”
Has Connor McDavid ever won the Stanley Cup?
Despite being the best NHL player, McDavid has yet to advance to the Stanley Cup Finals. The closest he came was in 2022 when McDavid’s Oilers reached the Western Conference Finals. They were defeated in just four games by the Colorado Avalanche, who eventually won the Stanley Cup. McDavid has appeared in the playoffs just three times in seven seasons, despite dominating offensively throughout his career. Many blame the supporting cast in Edmonton because McDavid is clearly pulling his fair share of the weight.