Connor McDavid, expected to be one of the top two players picked at the 2015 NHL Draft, on Wednesday was named captain of his team, the Erie Otters of the Ontario Hockey League.
"It's a tremendous honor to be named captain of this team," McDavid told the Otters website. "You look at some of the guys before me, and those guys, it's something that is pretty special to me."
Last season McDavid, 17, was fourth in the OHL with 99 points in 56 regular-season games. He also had one goal and four points in seven games for Canada at the 2014 IIHF World Junior Championship; he was the sixth 16-year-old to play for Canada in the tournament, following Sidney Crosby, Eric Lindros, Jason Spezza, Jay Bouwmeester and Wayne Gretzky.