Video: Jake Virtanen welcomes Connor McDavid to the NHL with big hit

The Young Stars tournament gives fans an opportunity to see some young talent on display. It also gave Vancouver’s Jake Virtanen an opportunity to welcome Connor McDavid to the NHL with a crunching check.

The video below shows Virtanen’s initial hit on McDavid, as well as the Oilers’ attempt to get even.

That’s a hard, clean check by Virtanen. The Oilers took exception to their star player being the center of a big hit, but it wasn’t dirty.

Get ready, McDavid and the Oilers – this is only the first of many checks opposing teams will try to land on the hyped skater.

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