Connor McDavid, a caption for the Edmonton Oilers, has recently signed a $100 million deal. The contract will be for an eight-year expansion. According to the National Hockey League, he is a very valuable player.
Before signing, he had only one year left on his previous contract. The new extension will pay him close to $12.5 million per period.
He received the title as the youngest person to be captain of a team last October. He was only 19. The Oilers hadn’t been to a playoff since 2006 until Mcdavid came around.
McDavid was able to earn his first ever Hart Memorial Trophy as MVP of the league. He also won the Ted Lindsay award. That award goes to who the team believes is the most outstanding player.
Connor McDavid Signs $100 Million Contract With The Oilers
Some consider Mcdavid, the Wayne Gretzky of his time. He told reporters that he was very thankful for receiving both awards. Connor went on to say that it is his goal to bring home the Stanely Cup to his team. The Oilers haven’t won a Stanley in over 20 years.
Connor told reporters at a conference that the city he plays for has an incredible history. He said that his team got to have a taste of the glory, but they want the whole pie.
During the 2015 NHL draft, Mcdavid was the first pick overall. Plenty of teams saw him as a prospect. He’s got a great sense of being on the ice, and he’s a beast on the skates.
During his rookie campaign, the all-star Canadian was able to score 48 points in only 45 games. Due to breaking his collarbone, his campaign had to be cut short. During the second season, it was if nothing ever happened to the pro. Connor was able to play during all the games, 82 to be exact. In that time, however, he was able to score 30 goals.