Connor McDavid apparently has been wearing the wrong sized skates this whole time, at least according to a well-intentioned rink worker in Boston.
The Edmonton Oilers captain skates tried to rent skates with his brother Cam and a friend at Boston Common Frog Pond on Saturday, only to be told that he was asking for the wrong size.
"The lady was trying to give me some advice on what size I should go with," McDavid said Tuesday. "I went with it. I wasn't going to argue with her."
McDavid was the winner of the fastest skater competition last season with a time of 13.02, but imagine how fast he'd gone if he'd been wearing the proper sized skates?
Even though the fit was unnatural, McDavid said his rented boots were fine.
"The skates were a little big, but they did the trick," he said.