While it feels like he’s been around forever, Connor McDavid is in only his fourth NHL season and doesn’t turn 22 until January. He’s the most dynamic hockey player in the world and for many, he’s the best in the world, full stop. In the beginning, McDavid guarded his personality as well as he shields the puck when he’s supersonically skating up the ice, and it was very much by design. “He’s been very mature with that since he was young,” said longtime friend and junior teammate Dylan Strome. “He’s unbelievable about keeping his life private and dealing with the media.”
This is true with a lot of hockey players, where the team comes before the individual. But we all want to know McDavid better because he is such a phenom. Now, it’s starting to come out. His Homer Simpson Halloween costume...
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Ryan Kennedy is the associate senior writer and draft/prospect expert at The Hockey News. He has been with the publication since 2005 and in that span, Don Cherry, Lil Jon and The Rock have all called his house. He lives in Toronto with his wife and kids where he listens to loud music and collects NCAA pennants.