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from Terry Koshan of the Toronto Sun,
Connor McDavid spent most of Wednesday night with Russians draped over his back.
Unlike a year ago at the Canadian team’s world junior summer camp — when the physical play overwhelmed McDavid at times — the 17-year-old phenom met power with power.
The favourite to be selected first overall in the 2015 National Hockey League draft, McDavid was an offensive wizard in a 5-2 Canada victory in a world junior exhibition game, creating scoring chances on seemingly every shift.
That’s nothing new for the Erie Otters star. What is revealing is how he was getting it done. A prime example came in the second period, when he stayed on the puck and manufactured a play that led to a goal by Nick Ritchie.
The NHL Draft marks the end of one cycle of scouting and the beginning of another. After a few weeks' worth of rest, NHL teams' scouts will head to the Czech Republic to watch the Ivan Hlinka Memorial Tournament, they'll take in Team Canada and Team USA's World Junior evaluation camps (Team USA's camp is handy as they play Finnish and Swedish prospects), and they'll take in the month's worth of exhibition games and "tournaments" that precede European pro league's seasons--and that's just August.
In September, while NHL teams hold their prospect tournaments, OHL, QMJHL and WHL teams hold their training camps and open their seasons, NCAA hockey gets ready for an October start, and junior hockey leagues across the U.S., Canada get underway.
With the "Fail for Connor McDavid" line already being parlayed around in Buffalo, NHL.com's Mike G. Morreale reports that the 2015 draft's other top prospect, Jack Eichel, was at the draft in Philadelphia, hoping to make the U.S World Junior team and watching his U.S. National Team Development program friends hear their names called by NHL teams:
from Liz Mullen of SportsBusiness Journal at The Sporting News,
Reebok’s CCM Hockey brand is close to signing a multiyear head-to-toe apparel and equipment endorsement deal with 15-year-old hockey phenom Connor McDavid, the No. 1 pick of the Ontario Hockey League.
If the deal is completed, as expected, it would be the most significant deal Reebok has signed with a young hockey player since 2005, when it signed Sidney Crosby, 17 years old at the time and now an NHL star, to a five-year deal. McDavid would be the youngest hockey player to endorse Reebok.
Glen Thornborough, Reebok CCM vice president of global marketing, confirmed that he was in discussions with McDavid, his family and Bobby Orr, the NHL hall of famer and founder of the Orr Hockey Group, which represents McDavid.