The Edmonton Oilers have agreed to an entry level deal with Canadian wunderkind Connor McDavid.
Alas, for those of us wishing both he and Jack Eichel (picked No. 2 in the 2015 Draft by the Sabres) would pull a Lindros and hold out to go somewhere else – this is not the case. Eichel signed his contract Wednesday.
Above is the photo of McDavid (the No. 1 pick in last weekend's draft) and Oilers general manager Peter Chiarelli – shaking on The Chosen One’s first contract. All these photos are pretty awkward for most prospects, but Chiarelli is way more photogenic than Sabres mad scientist/GM Tim Murray. Also, they’re not as bad as high schoolers putting on college team hats on National Signing Day.
McDavid is currently at Oilers development camp. And he’s drawing quite a crowd, via Rob Tychkowski of the Edmonton Sun.
Thousands on hand at Rexall to watch skating drills. It's an Edmonton thing. pic.twitter.com/yoix0tndrj
— Rob Tychkowski (@Sun_Tychkowski) July 3, 2015
What better way to spend a Friday in Edmonton than watching a bunch of kids in their late teens and early 20s do edge work?
Now all those questions McDavid, who had 120 points in 47 games with the Erie Otters of the OHL last season, has been asked – who he wants to play with, his thoughts on Taylor Hall – can finally officially merit a true answer. McDavid has played coy until all the ink was dry, and we presume it is, provided that's a good quality pen.
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