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Connor McDavid joins Hockey Night in Simcoe County

McDavid will be captaining a team at the Hockey Night in Simcoe County main-event along with Aaron Ekblad



SIMCOE COUNTY – Connor McDavid, a 19-year-old superstar forward for the Edmonton Oilers, has confirmed his participation at Hockey Night in Simcoe County.

Among a few players in OHL history to be granted Exceptional Player Status, Connor McDavid entered the league at the age of 15 with the Erie Otters.

Playing with the team for three seasons, McDavid won numerous awards, including: OHL Rookie of the year (2012-2013), Red Tilson Trophy for the OHL Player of the Year (2014-2015), the CHL Player of the Year (2014-2015), and the Wayne Gretzky 99 Award for OHL Playoff MVP (2014-2015).

After tearing it up in the OHL, McDavid was picked first overall by the Edmonton Oilers in the 2015 draft.

Despite an injury shortened season, McDavid put up incredible numbers and finished third in voting for the Calder Memorial Trophy, which is awarded to the NHL’s Rookie of the Year.

Connor McDavid has also represented Canada a number of times on the international stage, winning gold medals at the Under-18 World Championships, the World Junior Championships, and the World Championships.

McDavid will be captaining a team at the Hockey Night in Simcoe County main-event along with Aaron Ekblad. This is the second year that both players will participate in the roles.

“We are very excited to have Connor McDavid back after he put on quite a show at last year’s game. With the involvement of NHL superstars like Connor McDavid, this year’s Hockey Night is shaping up to be the biggest and best one yet,” said Hockey Night host Patrick Brown. “I can’t wait to see everyone out at the game in support of great organizations all across our Simcoe County community.”

The game will start at 6:30 pm on August 11th at the Barrie Molson Centre, with proceeds benefitting the Royal Victoria Regional Health Centre in Barrie (RVH), Orillia Soldiers’ Memorial Hospital in Orillia (OSMH), Georgian Bay General Hospital in Midland (GBGH), and the Barrie Colts Foundation.

Seating is limited so you are encouraged to buy your tickets early. Tickets can be purchased on the Hockey Night in Simcoe County website as well as on Ticket Pro.