July 28, 2020; Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA; Connor McDavid #97 of the Edmonton Oilers passes the puck from behind the net during the first period of an exhibition game against the Calgary Flames prior to the 2020 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at Rogers Place on July 28, 2020 in Edmonton, Alberta. Mandatory Credit: Andy Devlin/NHLI via USA TODAY Sports

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.”

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).

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