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Connor McDavid's OHL career likely ends with loss in final

05/15/2015 10:23 EDT | Updated 05/15/2016 05:59 EDT
Six weeks.

That is when Connor McDavid will participate in his next meaningful hockey event, the NHL draft on June 26 in Sunrise, Fla., where the 18-year-old Ontario Hockey League star is a virtual lock to be chosen first overall by the Edmonton Oilers.

McDavid's junior career likely came to an end Friday night in Oshawa in a 6-2 Game 5 loss to the Generals in the OHL final.

McDavid, who began the post-season with at least one point in 18 straight games, was held off the scoresheet on Friday, posting a minus-3 rating and finishing with 49 points, two shy of the league record in a single playoffs set by Justin Papineau (1999, Belleville) and Jason Dawe (1993, Peterborough).

With the last change in Games 1, 2 and 5, Oshawa head coach D.J. Smith limited McDavid to one assist.

Like Alex Ovechkin of the Washington Capitals this week, McDavid's vow to win in his opponent's rink and stave off elimination didn't work out.

In 166 regular-season OHL games, McDavid scored 97 goals, 285 points and was plus-83. He added 25 goals and 68 points and a plus-8 rating in 35 playoff contests.

Earlier this week, he was the recipient of the Red Tilson Trophy as the OHL's most outstanding player after finishing third in league scoring with 120 points on 44 goals and 76 points in 47 games.

McDavid got off to a torrid start with 51 points in 18 contests before he broke a bone in his right hand during a fight against Mississauga's Bryson Cianfrone in a Nov. 12 game and was sidelined for over a month.

He returned to play for Canada at the world junior championship in Toronto, helping the squad win a gold medal.

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