Forsberg says he’d want to be like McDavid if he could start over

Posted: 06/02/2017 in NHL, Sports
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Peter Forsberg

Add another name to the list of NHL greats that have high praise for Connor McDavid: Peter Forsberg.

Forsberg, one of the finest examples of size and skill the NHL has ever seen, crafted a remarkable career, recording 885 points in 708 games, winning two Stanley Cups along with the Calder, Art Ross, and Hart Trophy.

With a resume like that, it should come as no surprise that Forsberg was one of the 100 NHLers honored Friday night in Los Angeles.

While rubbing shoulders with the game’s best, Forsberg was asked which player in today’s NHL reminds him of himself. Enter the Oilers’ captain.

“I wish I could say Connor McDavid, but he’s better at everything than I was,” the 2014 Hall of Fame inductee said, according to Matt Larkin of The Hockey News. “He skates faster. He sees the game. But I really enjoy seeing him play. He’s everywhere on the ice, and he’s making his team win. If I could start over I’d like to be like him.”

McDavid has certainly done his part in earning the kind words, as the 20-year-old has 107 points in 96 career games, already becoming one of the most captivating players the league has to offer.


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