Connor McDavid Injures Hand During Fight

Connor McDavid is basically a sure shot to be the number one overall draft pick next summer. He’s an extremely talented kid, and is just putting up insane numbers for the Erie Otters this season.

One thing that McDavid shouldn’t be doing, however, is fighting. With hands so silky and soft, we know that McDavid won’t be good for much in a hockey fight.

Surprisingly though, McDavid wasn’t bad in last night’s bout against Bryson Cianfrone. He definitely held his own, and I would say even skated away with a W in the fight. Unfortunately, as he laid a barrage of punches down on Cianfrone, one must have caught him pretty good and caused the injury to his hand.

McDavid skated away from the fight holding his hand, and he was in obvious discomfort. He made his way to the penalty box, but then left and headed to the dressing room for further evaluation.

The Erie Otters today announced that McDavid suffered a broken hand during the fight. Fortunately he will not need surgery, but he will miss 5-6 weeks of action. The Otters GM, Sherry Bassin, is actually 100% confident that McDavid will be back in time to play in the World Juniors with Canada.

Check out the McDavid fight below and drop us a note in the comments. This injury will surely bring many to debate whether fighting should be part of the sport. What do you guys think? Is it necessary or should it be removed from the game?

One comment

  1. No. This wouldn’t happen if the OHL didn’t put the 10 fight rule in a couple of years ago. They need to take the cap off of fights and eliminate the instigator. No one would touch McDavid, and he certainly wouldn’t be the one fighting. Hockey the way it should be.

    The last thing we need is a European / NCAA style of hockey with rats roaming free.

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