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Phenom in awe of NHL regulars

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07:25 AM ET 08.22 | Connor McDavid may be one of the brightest young prospects in hockey, even to the point of "Next One" status, but he's barely removed from his 'tween years. McDavid, 16, is coming off a rookie season with the Erie Otters in the OHL, where he scored 66 points (25 goals) in 63 games, turning heads again and again for his ability to compete with players four or five years older. This week, because of a last-minute cancellation, the Newmarket, Ont., native has the chance to skate with a group of nearly 50 pros [as part of the BioSteel Pro Hockey Camp, with among others, Steven Stamkos]. ... It has been a humbling experience so far. "Just how big and fast they are," McDavid said when asked what he has learned about NHL-level competition thus far. "The pace just keeps stepping up, and it was tough to keep up a little bit."

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August 22, 2013  08:46 AM ET

He wasn't so in awe of those that were irregular.

August 22, 2013  09:10 AM ET

Still broken. Good job.

August 22, 2013  09:32 AM ET

"Still broken. Good job.

I guess the (sh)IT guys haven't figured it out yet.

August 22, 2013  09:34 AM ET

If the kid sticks with this attitude he will be one of the greats.

 
August 22, 2013  10:13 AM ET

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