McDavid named Otters captain

Aaron Vickers2015 Draft Center

Highly-touted NHL Draft prospect Connor McDavid can add another title to his resume.

The 17-year-old has been named captain of the Erie Otters for the 2014-15 Ontario Hockey League season.

“It’s a tremendous honor to be named captain of this team,” McDavid said in a team release. “You look at some of the guys before me, (Connor Brown) and those guys, it’s something that is pretty special to me.”

McDavid, the top-ranked prospect in Future Considerations’ preliminary listing for the 2015 NHL Draft, becomes the 10th captain in team history and inherits the title from Brown.

“Connor was the leader on the team, who guys looked up to,” he said. “He’s certainly very competitive, and a guy who wants to win and do the right thing. Obviously, he’ll have success personally but he also wants the team to succeed greatly.”

McDavid recorded 28 goals and 99 points in 56 games last season. He also represented Canada at the 2014 World Junior Championship, recording one goal and three assists in seven games.