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Connor McDavid turns heads at Biosteel Camp

Sweden v Canada - 2013 USA Hockey Junior Evaluation Camp

LAKE PLACID, NY - AUGUST 08: Connor McDavid #17 of Team Canada skates in warmups prior to the game against Team Sweden during the 2013 USA Hockey Junior Evaluation Camp at the Lake Placid Olympic Center on August 8, 2013 in Lake Placid, New York. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

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Toronto’s Biosteel Camp provided an impressive array of NHL talent, yet reports that 16-year-old prospect Connor McDavid managed to keep up.

“He scored a pretty nice goal against us. Obviously his skill set is unbelievable,” Washington Capitals forward Joel Ward said. “It was actually pretty cool to see him. I’d never seen him play before, so I just kind of wanted to see what he was all about. He’s a highly touted player and you can see why.”

Ward was far from the only player to rave about McDavid, according to the National Post.

“Stephen Weiss said, ‘I think he’s the best player out here,’” Gary Roberts said “He looked at his skill level and was like, ‘How old is this guy?’”

McDavid won’t be draft eligible until 2015, but he can set his sights on something next season: joining Wayne Gretzky, Sidney Crosby, Eric Lindros, Jason Spezza and Jay Bouwmeester as the only players to represent Team Canada at the World Junior Championships at 16.

At this rate, it seems foolish to count him out.

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