Ryan Nugent-Hopkins is looking forward to welcoming Connor McDavid into the Oilers' franchise. Nugent-Hopkins pointed out that Edmonton has plenty of players that have been through what McDavid is going through now in terms of the expectations that come with being drafted first overall. In that respect, the Oilers are uniquely qualified to help McDavid with his transition. Once must keep in mind that they're still a very young group of forwards and defensemen.
Connor McDavid #97 and Patrick Maroon #19 of the Edmonton Oilers pose for a photo during practice in advance of the 2016 Tim Hortons NHL Heritage Classic game at Investors Group Field on October 22, 2016 in Winnipeg, Canada.