EDMONTON, AB - A documentary chronicling Oilers captain Connor McDavid's recovery and rehabilitation following his knee injury sustained during the 2018-19 season finale against the Calgary Flames is set to debut this weekend on Sportsnet.
Whatever It Takes: Connor McDavid will air on Friday night following the NHL All-Star Skills Competition, and again on Saturday at 4:30pm MT prior to the NHL All-Star three-on-three tournament.
According to a Sportsnet article on the documentary, the feature will chronicle "one of the most advanced non-surgical rehabilitation programs ever attempted by a star athlete" as McDavid worked tirelessly to be ready to play in the 2019-20 season opener.
"This type of major rehab has never been done before; it's ground-breaking stuff," said Dr. Mark Lindsay, who worked with McDavid throughout his recovery process.
McDavid did indeed make it back in time for the season opener, scoring the game-winning goal as the Oilers defeated the Vancouver Canucks 3-2 on their way to starting the campaign on a five-game winning streak.
He currently leads the NHL in scoring with 76 points (27 goals. 49 assists) in 49 games, taking a six-game point streak into the bye week and all-star break that has seen him score five goals and seven assists.