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McDavid’s dad says going to Oilers would be ‘big thrill’ for son

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WINDSOR, ON - MARCH 19: Forward Connor McDavid #97 of the Erie Otters skates against the Windsor Spitfires on March 19, 2015 at the WFCU Centre in Windsor, Ontario, Canada. (Photo by Dennis Pajot/Getty Images)

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There were many people that watched Connor McDavid’s interview after finding out that the first overall pick in the 2015 NHL Entry Draft would go to the Edmonton Oilers and came to the conclusion that he didn’t seem happy. Connor’s father, Brian McDavid, attempted to counter that speculation.

“To be honest, he was a little bit in shock,” Brian told the Edmonton Sun

“He would have had the exact same expression on his face if the winner had been Buffalo, Toronto or Arizona. The reality is that his future had just been decided by bingo balls.”

The elder McDavid added that it would be a “big thrill” for his son if the Oilers took him with the first overall pick, as they are expected to do.

That being said, the Oilers winning the lottery did come as a surprise to the McDavid family. They assumed that Edmonton wouldn’t win given the number of first overall picks the Oilers have already gotten in recent years.

“We were just shocked when the balls bounced in their favor,” Brian said.

“Connor is very aware of the rich history and the passionate fans in Edmonton and would be proud and humbled to follow in the steps of those great players and teams. I hope my saying this will put that subject to rest.”

If you missed the interview that Brian McDavid is responding to, here it is:


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