The name Connor McDavid has become a household name in the National Hockey League (NHL), all thanks to his unparalleled records and outstanding balling style. The ice hockey star has been considered as the best hockey player in the world by so many mainstream media platforms and co-stars.
Since the inception of his professional career in 2015, McDavid has continued to prove his significance in NHL to date. For his remarkable performances, Connor has been honored with several awards including Ted Lindsey Award, Hart Memorial Trophy, and Art Ross Trophy, among others. Join us, as we dig into his biography, career, salary and personal life below. Read on…
Who is Connor McDavid and What is the Ice Hockey Center’s Age?
He is an outstanding ice hockey player who currently plays the center position for the Edmonton Oilers of the National Hockey League. Currently serving as the captain of the Oilers, Connor was the first NHL draft selection in 2015. Prior to his professional career, he had played both in the Ontario Minor Hockey Association and the Ontario Hockey League. In addition, he is a three-time gold medallist with the Canadian Junior and senior national team respectively.
Connor McDavid first came into this world on the 13th day of January 1997 and was born in Richmond Hill, Ontario, Canada. He grew up along with his older brother named Cameron. They spent their early years in Richmond Hill with their parents Brian McDavid (father) and Kelly (mother). He started skating at the age of three and the following year, he started playing hockey. With the help of his parents, Connor was able to master the basic skills of the game at a very young age. He later enrolled into the York-Simcoe Express team of the Ontario Minor Hockey League Association. Along with the team, he clinched four minor league championship titles.
During the NHL draft of 2015, Connor McDavid was picked by the Edmonton Oilers as the first overall selection that year. He penned down a three-year rookie contract with the Oilers in July 2015. Joining the team, he made his pro-league debut in their 3 – 1 loss to the St. Louis Blues in October. He ended his rookie year, making 45 appearances for the Oilers with 48 points including 16 goals and 32 assists. At the end of the season, he finished third in the rookie of the year award. The following year, Connor made history as the fastest fourth active player to record up to 100 points in a season. Not just that, he also became the youngest player to captain a team in NHL history.
Finishing the 2016 season with a record of 100 points, Connor was honored with the both Art Ross and Ted Lindsay Trophy for his wonderful performance. Notably, he is the third youngest player after Wayne Gretzky and Sidney Crosby to win the award. Amazingly, he got an eight-year contract extension worth $100 million in July 2018. After recording a total of 108 points that season, he won the Art Ross and Ted Lindsay Trophy for the second season consecutively. In addition, he also won the 2018 Enterprise NHL Fastest Skater Competition.
Salary and Net Worth
Without a doubt, Connor McDavid has signed one of the most lucrative deals in the history of the league. Prior to the 2017 regular season, Connor penned down an eight-year contract extension deal valued at $100 million with the Oilers. In view of that, he is set to be receiving an average salary of $12.5 million annually. Undoubtedly, Connor earns the highest salary in the NHL, followed by Carey Price, Patrick Kane, and Jonathan Toews who pockets an average of $10.5 million annually. In addition, NHL star also has a whopping net worth of $30 million. His wealth comes from salaries, incentives, and other endorsement deals.
Who is His Girlfriend?
While Connor McDavid is currently making waves as one of the best hockey stars in the world, he has also got an interesting love story. The superstar is currently dating the gorgeous-looking Lauren Kyle. Although the pair kicked off their romantic relationship sometime in 2016; the news of their relationship popped up on the media in 2017. Since then, they have been enjoying a flourishing relationship to date. Interestingly, Lauren is always spotted cheering his Superman in every game.
Meanwhile, Lauren is the daughter of Paul and Sharon Kyle. Born and raised in Canada, she has two brothers Ward and David. She completed her education at the University Way Kelowna, British Columbia and Ryerson University, Toronto. She enjoys traveling and has visited places like Las Vegas, Indonesia, California and New York City. With the strong bond between these two, we hope they seal their love in a marital union soon.