Hockey fans in Saskatoon will catch a glimpse of Connor McDavid after it was announced he will play in Saskatoon on Saturday.
Edmonton Oilers coach Todd McLellan said McDavid will not be playing with the team when they face the Winnipeg Jets on Friday night. He will instead play in Saskatoon for the following game against the Minnesota Wild.
McLellan told the media on Thursday that McDavid would play at least once between the Oilers’ game in Winnipeg and their game at SaskTel Centre in Saskatoon.
“We also have to give some other players opportunity to perform and this has to be done before Sunday,” he said.
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Born in Richmond Hill, Ont., McDavid was the No. 1 pick this summer in the NHL draft.
The 18-year-old had 47 goals and 76 assists in 47 games for the OHL Erie Otters last season when he was Canadian Hockey League player of the year. He had 97 goals and 285 points in 166 career regular season games (1.71 points per game) in three seasons in junior.
Ticket holders for Saturday’s game will also get to see an Oilers morning skate at 9:30 a.m. at the SaskTel Centre.