When the Washington Capitals selected Connor McMichael last summer he wasn’t just a center. He was a next-gen center who will help bolster the Caps offense when he cracks the training camp roster either next season or in a few years from now.
A standout on the London Knights, McMichael finished the season with 102 points in 52 games with 47 goals and 55 assists. He had 31 multi-point games and was the only player to be named the OHL “On the Run” Player of the Week three times.
McMichael became the third London Knights player selected in the first round of the NHL Draft to record at least 100 points in a season following their draft year since 2000, joining Mitch Marner (2014-16, 116 points) and Corey Perry (2003-04, 113 points).