McDavid named CHL player of the year

Aaron Vickers2015 Draft Center

Connor McDavid, first in Future Considerations’ final ranking for the 2015 NHL Draft, has been named the Canadian Hockey League Sportsnet player 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.

The Richmond Hill, ON native held the pole position throughout the 2014-15 season after topping Future Considerations’ preliminary ranking last July. 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, earlier in the month.

He added 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.

McDavid added to his CHL honor, too.

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.

The awards were handed out as part of the 2015 Memorial Cup in Quebec City, PQ.