18 Connor Mcdavid Quotes About Hockey, Passion And Pressure

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The NHL’s up and rising superstar Connor Mcdavid received exceptional status prior to being drafted 1st by the Edmonton Oilers. Upon entering the league, he shattered records in the juniors and showed major promise in the world juniors. In the NHL, Mcdavid is no different, he’s breaking rookie records and revealing his insane level speed and high hockey IQ talent every single night. There is no sign that Mcdavid is not going to be the next Sidney Crosby, Mario Lemieux or Wayne Gretzky. That being said, let’s take a look at some of the quotes and opinions from the prodigy.

1.) Passion:

“I took such a big passion towards hockey and nothings changed since.” – Connor Mcdavid

2.) Definiteness Of Purpose:

“I’ve just always known this is what I want to do. It’s been since day one.” – Connor Mcdavid

3.) On Addressing The Pressure:

“It’s something that I’ve been dealing with for a long time now and there’s nothing I can do about them.” – Connor Mcdavid



“If you’re doing that, then you’re going to get kind of caught up in everything. You have no control over it, and so why worry about it. There’s nothing you can do.” – Connor Mcdavid


5.) Hopeful About Playoffs And Excited About Playing:

“I know everyone is excited in here, I don’t think anyone feels out of it( the hunt for a playoff berth) by any means, I’m excited to play again. It feels like my first game all over again.” – Connor Mcdavid


6.) A Humble Side:

“I’m not in a class by myself ” – Connor Mcdavid

7.) On Loving Hockey:

“It’s all I want to do.” – Connor Mcdaid

8.) World Juniors:

“It’s pretty common to have a little bit of a letdown after world juniors; your game is so ramped up and everything is riding on every single play, then you come back to the Ontario Hockey League, where it’s still great hockey but not the world juniors, so it’s common to have a letdown.” – Connor Mcdavid

9.) On People Saying He Is In A Class Of His Own:

“I don’t look at it that way. There are 40 great players here at the Top Prospects game and it’s going to be a tough test and a great game. You look at the World Junior Championship and there were so many great players playing there, so I’m not in a class by myself. That’s a tremendous compliment, and if NHL scouts are saying that it means the world. But at the end of the day you just have to keep doing what you’re doing. There are great prospects out there; people are saying that this draft can be one of the best and there are some really good players that will be drafted this year.” – Connor Mcdavid


10.) On Being 2 to 3 Steps Ahead Of Others:

“I just think it’s from playing so much hockey when I was younger and trying to develop skills and doing all the things I’ve experienced growing up. It comes down to knowing what may happen or, actually, more of an educated guess on what might happen. So sometimes I get lucky and sometimes I don’t and it costs me.”– Connor Mcdavid

11.) On When A Scoring Opportunity Arises:

“It’s more reacting. There’s so much that happens in a play and there’s so much going on and it happens so fast that you really don’t have a lot of time to think. You’re doing more stuff based on your instincts and your reaction to the play and so it would be more reacting for me.”- Connor Mcdavid

12.) On Being Compared To Jack Eichel:

“I don’t know. I watch him and played against him [at the World Junior Championship]. I feel I know my game and he knows his game and whatever the difference is, it really doesn’t matter. It’s not very big at all. He’s a great player. He has so much skill and all the right tools. Whatever difference there is, it’s not a lot because he’s done an unbelievable job.” – Connor Mcdavid

13.) On Choosing Being A Lawyer If Hockey Didn’t Happen:

“I guess I can argue an opinion and I have my opinions about things and I like to get into arguments and make sure I’m defending my opinion, I just thought that would be an area I would be interested in.” – Connor Mcdavid


“It’s a dream come true to play here tonight.” – Connor Mcdavid

15.) Mcdavid’s Clever Answer To An Indirect Question About Pressure:

“I don’t think the guys on our team felt a lot of pressure. If there was one guy that would feel pressure, I think everyone knows who that is, and I think he played pretty well tonight.” – Connor Mcdavid

16.) On Playing With Instincts:

“There’s not a whole lot of thinking,” he says, “if it is thinking often times you’re going to get kinda caught. It sort of has to be all instinct and that’s something I think I may have.” – Connor Mcdavid

17.) Always Keep Improving And Aim For Higher:

“It is not how good you are. It is how good you want to be.” – Connor Mcdavid

18.) The Quote That Connor Mcdavid Always Cherished As A Kid:

“Ask yourself if what you are doing today is getting you closer to where you want to be tomorrow.”

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