Connor McDavid could soon become only the fourth teenage captain in NHL history.
In an interview with TSN's Darren Dreger, the 19-year-old was asked if he felt ready for the responsibility, having already been called the de facto leader of the Edmonton Oilers by Taylor Hall at the end of his rookie season.
"I think it’s a better question for my teammates," McDavid began. "I mean, I think if you have their respect and they’re behind you and they’re backing you in everything you do, then I think that makes that job very easy.
"But for me, I’m looking to have a good summer, come into training camp, and whether or not that happens, that’s a different story. But I think I want to come to camp and show everyone that I’m not some young 19-year-old anymore, and I’m ready to take a bigger role."
McDavid made an impact immediately upon hitting the NHL stage, recording 48 points in 45 games during his injury-shortened rookie campaign.