McDavid honored as Canadian junior hockey player of year

QUEBEC CITY (AP) Erie Otters star Connor McDavid was honored Saturday as the Canadian junior hockey player of the year and won two other awards.

The 18-year-old McDavis, expected to be drafted No. 1 overall by the Edmonton Oilers, also was named the top prospect of the year and took the scholastic player of the year award for a second year in a row.

The awards were announced by the Canadian Hockey League, the umbrella organization for the Western, Ontario and Quebec Major Junior hockey leagues, at the Memorial Cup.

McDavid finished third in the OHL scoring race with 44 goals and 120 points in only 47 games. In the playoffs, he helped Erie reach the league final with 21 goals and 49 points in 20 games. He also helped Canada win the world junior championship in Montreal and Toronto.

McDavid beat out Conor Garland of the Moncton Wildcats and Oliver Bjorkstrand of the Portland Winterhawks for player of the year honors.

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