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Connor McDavid Is The Fastest Skater In The NHL

January 29, 2018


The NHL All-Star Skills Competition went down in Tampa Bay over the weekend, and it reaffirmed how insanely talented Connor McDavid is.The Edmonton Oilers superstar won the Fastest Skater competition for the second year in a row, becoming the very first player to do so in the history of the event. The only other players to win the event more than once are: Scott Niedermayer, Mike Gartner, Peter Bondra, Sami Kapanen, and Sergei Federov.Leading up to the contest, there were rumors that players were backing out, knowing that McDavid was virtually unbeatable in the event. Nonetheless, Brayden Point put up a good fight with a 13.58still not enough to concern McDavid at 13.45.
Whats particularly incredible about McDavid is that all of his skills are quantifiably tremendous in a way other superstars arent and havent been. Take Sidney Crosby, for example. Even at his absolute peak, he might not have been the NHLs fastest skater, most accurate shooter or have the hardest shot. In McDavids case, he could probably contend in every single individual competition and possibly win it.Other winners on the night included Washington Capitals sniper Alex Ovechkin in the hardest shot competition, with a blast of 101.3 mph. Calgary Flames star Johnny Gaudreau won the puck control relay, while Marc-Andre Fleury continued his amazing redemption tour with a victory in the breakaway relay, stopping 14 consecutive shots.

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