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Connor McDavid is now the youngest captain in NHL history

Is anyone really surprised?

Vancouver Canucks v Edmonton Oilers Photo by Codie McLachlan/Getty Images

In the most unsurprising move this offseason, the Edmonton Oilers announced Wednesday afternoon that Connor McDavid will be the franchise’s 15th captain, marking him as the youngest in NHL history. Former Boston Bruin Milan Lucic and core forwards Jordan Eberle and Ryan Nugent-Hopkins were named as the team’s alternates.

It wasn’t a matter of if but when for McDavid, who lit up the World Cup of Hockey and already has his name in the ring for this year’s Hart Trophy. The 19-year-old’s rookie season was shortened due to injury last year, but McDavid put up 48 points in 45 games and was third in Calder Trophy voting.

What’s more interesting is McDavid has beat out Colorado’s Gabriel Landeskog as the youngest captain by 20 days. At 19 years and 266 days, McDavid now holds the honor of being the youngest captain in NHL history. Well deserved for the young star who will likely keep that “C” on his chest for over a decade.