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Connor McDavid Quotes:

I think I was the worst loser of all time. I couldn’t stand it.

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For me, the first thing I do when I know I have to do the fastest skater is check my edges and make sure there’s no nicks or anything like that.

Connor McDavid

I think I’m a guy that can relate to everyone and is fairly close with everyone on the team and can try to help bring guys together. That’s what I tried to focus on when I was in Erie and I felt everyone was a part of the team. I definitely try to lead that way; I’m not the big rah-rah guy.

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If you’re putting the puck in an awkward place for someone, that’s right away, advantage: you.

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I’m not a big nickname guy.

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Scoring isn’t the only thing in this game.

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Hockey is a year-round job.

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I am never going to be much of a physical presence. For me, it’s more about taking my strength and finding a way to use it as an advantage.

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Not a lot of people get to meet their role model and idol in life, and I’ve been really lucky that way.

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I still feel pressure – I’m sure everyone who plays feels pressure – but I don’t feel it as much now as when I was younger.

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You look at all the elite players around the League, the guys that are responsible defensively, the guys that can score at will, they kind of do it all.

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I’m definitely not one of those guys that’s chirping the guys that dress super nice, because you know, there’s guys out there in the league – and on my team in fact – that have great style. And I’m just like, ‘go for it, man, you look good!’

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My dad gave me this advice: ‘Make what you want to do for the rest of your life the first thing you do in the day and then worry about hanging out with friends.’

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I think that’s what you need throughout your lineup. You need guys to help each other and feed off each other and to have that chemistry.

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If you want to do something for the rest of your life, it’s not going to be easy, especially being a pro hockey player, so you need to work at it.

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There’s always ways to improve your game and be more dangerous and dynamic.

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My style was not good. It’s definitely something that’s grown over time.

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As a kid I wore my team’s tracksuit all the time. Splash pants or track pants. I wore a hat every day. And then when I got to the NHL, guys would make fun of me that I had the worse style in the league.

Connor McDavid

I was definitely not the cocky kid. I was probably on the other end of the spectrum – I was quiet. I remember a time when there was a skills competition, and I think I was five, and I was so nervous to even compete that I chose not to do the skating part.

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Obviously I get paid to score and create chances, and that’s what I have to do. But just at the same time, I have to be able to be responsible defensively, good on face-offs, all the little things that coaches love and that win games.

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After going through the playoffs, you definitely get a sense for how important it is to go through it at least once before you win.

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There is a lot of instinct that comes with playing hockey and playing a number of games and playing all the way up; you kind of get a feel for what’s gonna happen and make plays off that.

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Every year is a new year, and when you look at the turnover year to year, teams that made the playoffs last year aren’t a guarantee to make the playoffs this year.

Connor McDavid

I think the best players in the world make the players around them better. And I’m always trying to do that.

Connor McDavid

He’s Bobby Orr – he’s been through it all. Whatever he says, you listen. If you ask a question, you’re dying to hear the answer, trying to figure out any piece of information that made him successful.

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Every Hockey Canada event, the first day you just do a thousand interviews. You get used to it.

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When you’re a rookie, sometimes your voice is not really heard.

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I can multitask.

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You can’t just go out and buy players and make a super team, because it’s so hard to do that. The salary cap doesn’t allow it. We have a much smaller salary cap than the NBA, and they only have 12 on a roster.

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I take a lot of naps.

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I definitely believe in myself. And I don’t need to show that on the outside. I just don’t feel like I need to tell people how I feel about myself. I know my skills and I know what I’m comfortable in, and I keep it to myself.

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Every little muscle is so important.

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I’m living out my dream, so there’s nothing better than that.

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You don’t want to be that big shot, some guy who’s someā€¦ whatever.

Connor McDavid

Playing in the OHL, people expect you to get a ton of points. When you go out and have a good game it’s almost like people expect that out of you.

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It’s more fun to be playing hockey than doing anything else.

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You have to make every day count toward your dream.

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It’s a slim margin of error in this league.

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I personally want to play in the playoffs.

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We want to play in the playoffs as a team.

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If you’re tanking to get a higher draft pick, you really shouldn’t be playing hockey.

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I’m sure personal accolades are nice and you appreciate them very much. But it’s about winning Cups and winning Olympics and winning World Cups and that kind of thing.

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Edmonton has such a great history. It makes coming to the rink special to know those former players wore the jersey and had so much success here.

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I need to improve my physical play and get as big and strong as I can.

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The OHL compared to the NHL playoffs, I don’t think they really compare. You can’t really rely on that experience.

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You want to be ramping up toward the playoffs. You want to be peaking as you’re heading in.

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I was always the pouty little kid whenever I lost.

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I’m so proud to be in Edmonton.

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At the end of the day, it is hockey. It’s the same game, the rules don’t change. It’s the same hockey game I’ve been playing since I was 2 years old. I think you can kind of rely on that.

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We owe it to the fans and we owe it to ourselves to give it everything we have to try and put ourselves in the playoffs.

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Who is Connor McDavid?

Connor Andrew McDavid is an Edmonton Oilers Captain and a Canadian professional ice hockey center. Many colleagues and members of the news media consider him to be one of the world’s best players.