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Playing with Connor

by Meg Tilley @MegsTilley /

"Just give him the puck and he makes something happen." 

A reality that Oilers forward Milan Lucic said he's come to find happens when he mans the left wing of Oilers centreman Connor McDavid.

"I think you can't underestimate his competitiveness," he continued. 

"Obviously, [Connor] wants to score and he's shown that in the first two games here, that he's going to get his chances but also that he's got that competitive side to him where he wants to win, he wants to play the right way and he's willing to do whatever it takes to step up for his team. That's why he's the Captain."

Throughout his nine-year NHL career - now embarking on his 10th year - the seasoned 6-foot-3 winger has had an abundance of experience having played alongside different centremen, all of which he finds have a variety of techniques to offer their teams. 

"They're all really different," said Lucic. "All those centremen that I've played with. Even going back to Marc Savard - all those guys - they have all really high skill sets and they have all unique styles.

"I think, Connor, his speed combined with his skill is something I don't think people have seen in a very long time. I think that's what makes him such a unique player and I think that's what makes him such a great player. It's a lot of fun to play with a guy like that."  

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