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Was McDavid was drafted by the KHL?

Published August 24, 2023 at 9:40

In the information age, it's quite intriguing to hear about other organizations and even different professional sports leagues where our superstars were either drafted or considered.

Whether it's reading about Tom Brady being drafted by the Montreal Expos, or Tom Glavine who was drafted by the Los Angeles Kings in the 1980s, information like this seems to leak out more often. It turns out that Edmonton Oilers superstar Connor McDavid also has a story like this.

Reportedly, in 2014, McDavid was selected 77th overall in the KHL entry draft by Medvescak Zagreb.

According to the Instagram post, other NHL players were also chosen by the KHL, including Taylor Hall, Victor Hedman, Jack Eichel, and Aaron Ekblad, to name a few. However, it was widely expected that none of these players would actually play in the KHL, as they all focused their attention strictly on the NHL – which they indeed did.

It's certainly intriguing to think about what Connor McDavid's contract would have looked like and how he would have performed in Russia if he had gone to the KHL. Thankfully, that didn't happen, and the Edmonton Oilers fan base has enjoyed watching McDavid over the past number of years.
August 24   |   86 answers
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