Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Connor McDavid Scores Phenomenal Goal in Return to Action

Welcome back to the NHL, Connor McDavid. And, with that should we say welcome back to the Calder race? It may be too late for the 19-year-old to catch up with the likes of Artemi Panarin and Dylan Larkin, but if McDavid, who missed 37 games after breaking his collarbone in a collision with the boards on November 3rd, keeps up this this kind of play (see dazzling video above) one never knows.

McDavid, who chipped in a goal and two assists in 16:43 to help power the Oilers Past Columbus 5-1 on Tuesday, says he didn't expect his return to be this good. “I definitely didn’t expect to do that, or play that type of game, I was very happy with how I felt,” he said.

McDavid, who earned the No. 1 star of the game before being serenaded by hometown fans at Rexall Place, now has 6-9-15 on the season in 14 games. If you're scoring at home that's more than a point per game. If he can keep that up for the rest of the season, do you think he'll be in the running for the Calder? Hard to imagine that not being the case.