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Connor McDavid is the next big thing in hockey.
McDavid, 16, will not be eligible for the NHL draft until 2015. Once that happens and he has a chance to play in the NHL, many observers believe he will have a chance to become a Sidney Crosby-type player.
McDavid is playing with the Erie Otters of the Ontario Hockey League and has scored 10 goals and 31 assists in 26 games.
McDavid, 5'11" and 170 pounds, is only going to get better as he gets bigger and stronger. However, Erie owner and general manager Sherwood Bassin told Hockey's Future that McDavid is a scintillating player to watch.
“I don’t know if I’ve seen players who are better," Bassin said. "I can’t remember and I don’t want to say that I haven’t and then demean someone. But I know this: There isn’t a game that goes by where he doesn’t do something where you’re just overwhelmed.”
McDavid has a chance to be the primary difference maker in this tournament.