Connor McDavid (born January 13, 1997) is a Canadian ice hockey centre playing with the Edmonton Oilers of the National Hockey League (NHL).
After being named Player of the Year for the 2011–12 season of the Greater Toronto Hockey League, recording 79 goals and 130 assists, Hockey Canada, the governing body for amateur hockey in Canada, granted McDavid "Exceptional Player" status, which permitted McDavid to play in the Ontario Hockey League (OHL) a year earlier than would otherwise be permissible for a player his age. He was only the third player to receive that status, after John Tavares and Aaron Ekblad.
McDavid began playing for the Erie Otters in the 2012–13 season after being picked first overall by the team in 2012 OHL Priority Selection draft. McDavid was named the top North American prospect by the NHL Central Scouting Bureau for the 2015 NHL Entry Draft, where he was ultimately selected first overall by the Edmonton Oilers.