FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
CALGARY, AB – Future Considerations Hockey today announced Erie Otters forward Connor McDavid as the Pacific4 Sports Management draft eligible Forward of the Year.
McDavid finished third in Ontario Hockey League scoring with 120 points and tied for fourth with 44 goals. He played 21 fewer games than League-leader and Erie Otters teammate Dylan Strome, who is ranked fourth by Future Considerations.
“McDavid’s draft season could hardly have gone better with an outstanding regular OHL season, exceptional playoff performance and even a World Junior Gold performance that cemented his status as the top prospect for the 2015 NHL Draft,” Future Considerations scouting director Dan Stewart said. “His elite level skating, vision with the puck, exceptional smarts and offensive creativity that was seen all season in the OHL and international games will allow him to transition to the pro game easily. His star is set to rise as one of the top performers in the game.”
The Richmond Hill, ON native held the pole position as the NHL Draft’s top prospect throughout the 2014-15 season after topping Future Considerations’ preliminary ranking last June. He captured both the Bobby Smith Trophy as the Ontario Hockey League’s scholastic player of the year, as well as the Red Tilson Trophy as the OHL’s most outstanding player, in May.
He also repeated as Subway Scholastic Player of the Year award and was also named Jack Link’s Top Prospect of the Year award, beating out prospects Timo Meier of the Halifax Moooseheads, ranked 14th by Future Considerations, and Ivan Provorov of the Brandon Wheat Kings, ranked 6th.
McDavid had 21 goals and 49 points in 20 playoff games, guiding the Erie Otters to the Ontario Hockey League final and was named the Wayne Gretzky Award winner as playoff MVP.
The 18-year-old also had three goals and 11 points in seven games to help Canada to gold at the 2015 IIHF World Junior Championship.
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