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The 17-year-old has been absolutely dominant through the start of his draft year, leading the Ontario Hockey League in scoring with 14 goals and 42 points through the first 14 games of the season.
Perhaps more impressively, however, was the month of October that McDavid pieced together.
The Newmarket, ON native recorded 10 goals and 30 points in just 10 games. He recorded a point in each and every game played and was held without a goal just three times during the span. Further, McDavid recorded a multi-point effort in nine of 10 games and recorded four points five times in the month.
“McDavid is absolutely killing it out of the gate putting up absolutely gaudy point totals in Erie,” Future Considerations scouting director Dan Stewart said. “McDavid is bringing it all each game and has a huge impact every time he laces them up. His skating, his hands, his vision and his smarts are already all-world with his desire to win and on-ice drive close behind.
“McDavid is widening the gap on (Jack) Eichel in my option as the top draft option based not on what the Boston University freshman has done so far, but instead just on the high end game McDavid has displayed consistently this season.”
McDavid is in his third season in the Ontario Hockey League after being granted exceptional status in 2012, one of just three players to receive the distinction since its inception in 2005. In 133 career games in the OHL, McDavid has 67 goals and 207 points.
He’s currently tops Future Considerations’ October ranking for the 2015 NHL Draft.
Also considered for the award was Nick Merkley of the Kelowna Rockets. The 17-year-old currently leads all Western Hockey League scorers with 27 points in 16 games, with 19 coming in October. He sits 26th in Future Considerations’ October ranking.
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