Today, the Edmonton Oilers made NHL history by making 19-year-old Connor McDavid the club’s new captain, the youngest ever in the league. The phenom was already captain of Team North America in this summers World Cup of Hockey and it was rumored since last season that McDavid would be the new leader, so this should come as little surprise. He’s the new face of the Oilers and a future superstar. Milan Lucic, Jordan Eberle and Ryan Nugent-Hopkins are the alternates.
This has got to be pretty special for Connor. He’s the face of a beloved franchise and is now leading the charge to turn this club around. But for me, this is pretty depressing. I’m 19 and guess what I’ve accomplished? Very little. Certainly nothing that compares to captaining a professional sports team. Hell, I’m impressed with myself when I do my laundry before I run out of clean clothes. This dude is depressed about losing in the NHL. I would kill to play a single game on a losing NHL team! That’d be awesome, even if you do take an L! The guy was a first-overall pick in last year’s draft. Wanna know what I was doing last year? Delivering pizzas.
Connor McDavid is going to need to stop accomplishing so much, if only for my sake. This post even makes me want to start doing something great, but I know for a fact that as soon as I get home tonight, I’m going to sit on my couch and watch ‘Westworld’. Hopefully my parents don’t start looking at this guy’s stats. Ugh.
P.S. In all seriousness, good for this kid. I hope he can turn his dumpster-fire of a team around. Either that, or the Oilers will trade him in a couple years for a so-so defenseman.
*Header from theinscribermag.com