As COVID-19 cases across North America are on the rise again due to the change of temperature, the Edmonton Oilers announced on Monday night that captain Connor McDavid, who led the NHL in points in three consecutive seasons (2017-19) and was second last season, tested positive for the virus.
The Oilers stated that he has gone into quarantine at his home in Ontario and will follow the appropriate protocols. They added that he is feeling well and is experiencing mild symptoms.
This is the first known case across the NHL since the 24 teams that participated in the Stanley Cup Qualifiers entered the respective bubbles in Edmonton and Toronto on July 26.
The NHL is hoping to start the 2020-21 season sometime in December or early January but the target date of December 1 has definitely been pushed back.
By Harrison Brown