The Edmonton Oilers announced on Monday night that Connor McDavid has tested positive for COVID-19. The Oilers said in a statement that McDavid “is feeling well,” but that he’s also “experiencing mild symptoms.”
— Edmonton Oilers (@EdmontonOilers) October 6, 2020
McDavid, 23, won the Hart Memorial Trophy (MVP) in 2017 and has won the Art Ross Trophy (points leader) twice. He was ranked as the NHL’s best player in the #NHLTopPlayers rankings entering the 2019-20 season. And he proceeded to score 34 goals (10th), dish out 63 assists (second), and have 97 points (second) on the season.
The Oilers had a disappointing playoff exit in the Qualifying Round against the Chicago Blackhawks in early August, so McDavid has been out of the bubble for a while (and the NHL did a tremendous job avoiding COVID-19 cases in the bubble).