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McDavid voted Pacific Division captain

Connor McDavid will serve as the Pacific Division's captain for the 2017 NHL All-Star Game

by Paul Gazzola /

Captain Connor. 

Oilers centreman Connor McDavid was named the Pacific Division's captain for the 2017 Honda NHL All-Star Game that will be played in Los Angeles on Sunday, January 29. 

He'll oppose three other elite divisional captains at the event. Pittsburgh Penguins centre Sidney Crosby was voted the Metropolitan Division's captain. Montreal Canadiens goaltender Carey Price will don the cheddar for the Atlantic Division and Nashville Predators defenceman P.K. Subban will lead the Central Division.

The 19-year-old is only 38 games into his tenure as commander of the Edmonton Oilers but isn't a stranger to leading ultra-talented hockey clubs.

The 'C' was stitched to his Team North America jersey at the World Cup of Hockey 2016, which grouped together North America's finest skaters who were under the age of 23. The squad featured young superstars Aaron Ekblad, Jack Eichel, Auston Matthews and McDavid's teammate Ryan Nugent-Hopkins.

Now, McDavid will get the opportunity to serve as captain of yet another team featuring the National Hockey League's best - regardless of their age.

The captains were chosen by NHL fans, with votes being cast from December 1 until January 2. The NHL All-Star Weekend runs from Jan. 27-29 in Los Angeles where the Kings are also celebrating their 50th anniversary season.

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