If Wayne Gretzky played in the NHL today, he’d want to skate on a line with Edmonton Oilers center Connor McDavid and Washington Capitals wing Alex Ovechkin.
“For me, probably Connor because of his speed, he would open up the ice, and Ovechkin because if we get him the puck you know he’s going to hit the net or at least have a chance to score, so, those two guys would be fun to play with,” Gretzky, a Hockey Hall of Fame center, said during a “#HockeyAtHome” video call this week.
“I admire the fact that every time he gets a chance, he usually hits the net,” Gretzky said of Ovechkin. “So if I played with him, I think I’d have more assists. It’s as simple as that.”
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