McDavid assisted on the lone Edmonton goal in a 6-1 loss to Ottawa on Saturday. In four games this season, McDavid has put up five points and 19 shots. He's providing everything you expect from last season's MVP.
McDavid scored all three goals Wednesday in a 3-0 win over the Flames on Opening Night McDavid wasted no time in defending his Art Ross trophy, depositing all three of the game's goals to the delight of the Oilers' faithful against their southern Alberta rival. Look for more of the same when Edmonton heads to Vancouver on Saturday.
McDavid buried two goals in under two minutes during Wednesday's preseason win over Carolina, adding an assist as well. McDavid looks like he's in midseason form already. The league's reigning MVP should be the first pick in nearly any fantasy format.
McDavid recorded his first goal of the preseason Saturday night in a 6-2 home win over the Jets. He also had a power-play assist and another at even strength. He flashed his wheels upon receiving the puck from Jesse Puljujarvi and then dangled in front of the net to light the lamp. McDavid's score sparked a rally that resulted in four unanswered goals to end the game. As the winner of the 2017 Hart Trophy, Art Ross Trophy and Ted Lindsay Award following a 100-point season, it's easy to justify selecting him first overall in fantasy leagues.
McDavid officially signed an eight-year, $100 million contract extension with the Oilers on Wednesday, TSN reports. For perspective, that's $1 million for every point that the 2017 Art Ross and Hart Trophy -- not to mention the Ted Lindsay Award -- winner picked up in the 2016-17 season. Since McDavid still has another year left on his current contract valued at $3.775 million annually -- $8.725 million less than he'll get each year under the new deal -- the Oilers have essentially locked up the generational talent for the next nine years. He'll presumably cost the fantasy hockey equivalent of gold in drafts this fall.
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